Rosa rugosa Rubra is the red-purple flowering Ramanas rose; you can also buy the white flowering variety here.
Rosa rugosa Rubra is good for hedges up to about 2 metres high.
View our selection of thorny hedging or see our full range of hedging plants.
Rosa rugosa Rubra hedge plants are only delivered bareroot, during winter (Nov-March).
All our hedge plants are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).
Spacing a Rosa rugosa Rubra hedge:
Plant Rosa rugosa Rubra hedging at 3 plants per metre, 33cms apart.
You can also plant Rosa rugosa Rubra at 5 plants per metre in a staggered double row, with 33 cms between each plant along the row and 40cms between the rows.
General description of Rosa rugosa Rubra plants:
This red flowering Rugosa Rose is a wild Japanese variety, with densely packed, thorny stems that make a tough hedge. It has lush, healthy leaves, quite big, scented flowers and large, tomato & radish red rose hips that ripen by late summer.
It is usually interplanted with the White Rugosa rose for a splash more colour and while it will make a tough hedge by itself, a mixed hedge with hawthorn or blackthorn is easier to keep looking neat.
History & uses of White Rugosa Roses:
Japanese roses are also called Ramanas roses. In Japan, they are known as "Shore pears".