Dog rose (Hedging)Rosa canina

Hardy Shrub

What is Hardy Shrub?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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Possibly the simplest form of all roses and still the most effective as hedging

Long, thorny stems that grow vigorously every year

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Height Up to 400cm (157.5in)
Spread Up to 250cm (98.4in)

Hardy Shrub

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Possibly the simplest form of all roses and still the most effective as a hedging plant.The Dog Rose, Rosa canina has long, thorny stems that grow vigorously every year to form a dense thicket which is the perfect barrier/deterrent hedge. Pale pink or white flowers cover the hedge in summer, providing a touch of colour and these will develop into bright red hips by autumn which are enjoyed by wildlife. Supplied as 60 - 90cm bareroots (24 - 35") Height: 400cm (157"). Spread: 250cm (98"). Planting Distance: 50cm (20"). (3 plants per metre for a single line hedge).

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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100 bare root hedging plants (KC2013)

50 bare root hedging plants (T74630P)

1000 bare root hedging plants (KC2012)

500 bare root hedging plants (KC2011)

250 bare root hedging plants (KC2010)

10 bare root hedging plants (T70301P)

25 bare root hedging plants (KB0029)

1 bare root hedging plant (70300)

1 rootrainer plug hedging plant (KC7154)

5 rootrainer plug hedging plants (KC7261)

10 rootrainer plug hedging plants (KC7262)

How to Grow
Plant bareroot roses at the earliest opportunity following delivery. To avoid the risk from the build-up of harmful soil organisms and disease, choose an open position in full sun that has not been planted with roses in recent years. Roses enjoy a rich, fertile, well drained soil. Dig in plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost to the soil prior to planting roses and add a small handful of granular fertiliser to the planting hole.

These plants are lifted from the nursery field when dormant, and sent to you in late autumn or spring for planting. They often look dead on arrival, but they are just resting in the dormant period and will establish quickly for a strong start in the garden come spring. Set out in prepared soil in holes wide enough and deep enough to lay out the roots. Tread down the planting soil to knock out air pockets. Water well to settle. Apply a mulch to protect roots from cold temperatures. If conditions prevent immediate planting, set roughly into loose soil or a pot of compost (‘heeling in’) to protect the roots. Set these at the same level as they were in the nursery field – you should see a soil line at the base of the stem. Stake trees, taller shrubs and roses to prevent root disturbance.

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Feed and water rose plants regularly .In late summer, begin pruning rugosa roses by removing dead and diseased wood, and any rubbing or damaged branches. Apply a mulch of well rotted manure or compost to the base of the plant after pruning.

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