Rosa rugosa 'Alba'

Rose  - Rosa rugosa  'Alba'

Common Name: Rose
Genus: Rosa
Species: rugosa
Cultivar: 'Alba'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Good for wildlife, Makes a good hedge, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit, Has colourful autumn foliage, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 2.50 m (250 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 2.50 m (250 cm)

Flower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: Gold, GreenFlowering Period: July to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Masses of fragrant single yellow-centred white flowers from July to September followed by large red or orange-red rose-hips. This vigorous white species rose makes a great informal flowering hedge for an open sunny site. An excellent choice for the wildlife garden the leathery dark-green leaves turn butter-gold in autumn.

Garden Care: Before planting shorten thick roots to 25cm (10in) and reduce top-growth to an outward-facing bud 8-15cm (3-6in) above ground-level. Plant during a frost-free spell incorporating well-rotted organic matter and a balanced fertiliser into the planting hole. Ensure that the 'bud union' (the bulge at the base of the shoots) is 2.5cm (1in) below the soil.

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