A suckering shrub, rosa rugosa
can form dense thickets up to 1.
1], procyanidine B-3, rosamultin, (+)-catechin, methyl gallate, gallic acid and quercetin-3-O-[beta]-D-galactoside from Rosa rugosa
(Young et al.
There's the wonderful Rosa rugosa
- the flowers look like crepe paper, don't get mildew or blackspot, make waist-high informal hedges and have hips following the flowers," Alan adds.
William Godfrey developed complex hybrids by combining the Altai rose with a tetraploid Rosa rugosa
hybrid and Hybrid Teas.
Consider planting some native shrubs and trees such as Acer campestre (Field Maple), Crataegus monogyna (Hawthorn), Ilex aquifolium (English Holly), Malus prunifolia (Crab apple), Euonymus europaeus (Spindle), Rosa rugosa
, Viburnum opulus (Guelder rose) and the non-native Buddleja davidii 'Black Knight' (Butterfly bush).
95, or five Flowering Shrubs (Mock Orange, Rosa Rugosa
, Potentilla fruticosa, Deutzia, Weigela ) for pounds 8.
Species such as Rosa rugosa
and many old garden roses are especially prolific producers of hips in shades of red or orange.
'Rubra' / Red Rugosa Rose--This shrub has been cultivated since the 18th Century.
The most popular varieties are privet and green or purple beech but if you want flowers, the hawthorn is pretty, as is rosa rugosa
For flower-rich hedges go for Rosa rugosa
And although it's illegal to insert broken glass into cement on the top of your wall, a hedge of very prickly plants such as pyracantha, holly, mahonia, hawthorn, berberis, gorse or Rosa rugosa
The dark red flowers of Fuchsia and the lovely deep orange berries on the Rosa rugosa
,and the now bare stems of Dogwood, make for a lovely display.