Rosa rugosa - Cultivation Notes
Roses prefer a spot in full sun for maximum flower production and prefer a well drained garden soil that is neither excessively chalky or clayey. Avoid planting in really hot dry or exposed spots. Prune in winter according to variety and mulch every few years and feed in spring with a granular feed.
Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage
Strengths of Rosa rugosa:
- Sun loving drought tolerant plant
- Scented blossom
- Spiney growth can deter unwanted visitors!
- Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
- All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
- Fruit / berry producing
- Tolerates cold exposed locations
- Suitable for hedging or topiary
- Tolerates heavy clay soils
Weaknesses of Rosa rugosa
- Spiney plant - can scratch young children and gardeners!
- Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils
Design & Plant Use for Rosa rugosa:
- Spine bearing plant ideal for security hedge
- Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils
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Common Missspellings: Roser, Rosea, Rossa, Rosser, Rosser