ROSA rugosa Ramanus Rose
Excellent fast growing & tough deciduous hedge. Produces an abundance of richly scented flowers from June-September which are followed by large orange-red hips in early autumn (can be as big as a cherry tomato!) which are good for rose-hip syrup, or make excellent bird food. The branches are covered in masses of small bristly thorns so form an excellent protective barrier for security purposes. Rosa Rugosa grows very densely, but in a rambly fashion. Must have free-draining soil but otherwise is not fussy about site.
These plants are approximately 12-18 inches (30-50cm) in length.
As this product is bare-rooted it is available for dispatch between late October & late March. Orders can be placed in advance at any time, just bear in mind that payment will be taken in full at time of ordering.
Plant 18 inches (45cm) apart.
Water thorougly before planting. Dig a hole @ 20″ wider (50cm) wider than the diameter of the root ball. Plant with the old soil mark just visible above the surface. Mix the infill soil with a general purpose fertiliser & gently firm around the plant. Water in well & in the case of a dry spell, regular watering is essential for a newly planted hedge to survive.
Encourage the hedge plants to send out side shoots by trimming back the leaders. Apply a slow release fertiliser the full length of the hedge. Annually apply a thick layer of mulch either after watering or when the ground is moist.