Rosa pimpinellifolia | Scotch Burnet Rose | Bareroot Hedging
Delivery & Guarantee
Rosa pimpinellifolia Hedge Plants - Delivered by Mail Order from the Nursery with a 1 Year Guarantee
Rosa pimpinellifolia, the Scottish Burnet Rose, is a superb hedging plant. Suitable for any soil with decent drainage. Rosa pimpinellifolia is good for hedges up to about 3 metres high, although it won't grow that tall as a bush in the open. Browse all of our other varieties of Wild Hedging Roses here.
Rosa pimpinellifolia 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 pimpinellifolia hedge: Plant Rosa pimpinellifolia hedging at 3 plants per metre, 33cms apart. You can also plant Rosa pimpinellifolia 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 pimpinellifolia plants: The Scotch Rose or Burnet Rose, Rosa pimpinellifolia, is a very thorny native rose that makes an excellent dense thicket; it's a natural-born secure hedge plant. It bears heavily scented white & pink flowers in summer, followed by inedible maroon-black fruit. If you want a wild roses for dry soil, really cold or exposed sites, this is the one to go for. Be warned - this rose is seriously thorny. If you don't own a pair of extra-thick gardening gloves, get some before you start handling this beast!
History & uses of Scottish Burnet Rose: You may also see the Scotch rose listed as Rosa spinosissima, which means the prickliest - a well deserved name.
Delivery: The basic delivery charge for orders of bareroot plants is £9.49 + vat, which increases to £12.55 + vat if you add any pot-grown plants, standard trees or fruit trees to the order. Because couriers sometimes experience delays, we schedule delivery by week, not by day. Therefore, please plan your planting day for the weekend at the end of the delivery week or for the week following delivery, at the earliest. You can choose the delivery week that suits you during checkout and we will email you the day before your plants are due to arrive.
Payment: We do not charge your card until we begin to prepare your order for packing.
Guarantee: If any plants die within a year, we will replace them. We only ask that you follow our planting & growing instructions and sent us clear photographs of the dead plants in situ, so we can help to make sure that the replacement plants succeed. You only pay for the delivery of the replacements.
Please note that our guarantee is void if there is a hosepipe ban in your area: your newly planted hedging must be watered in dry weather while it is establishing. The best way to water is very thoroughly every few days: at least once a week if there is no heavy rain.
Our nursery has been supplying container grown and bareroot hedging plants to gardeners, farmers and town planners since 1949. Our website started in 2003, so we do understand the concerns that you may have about buying hedging plants online. If any of your plants are damaged when they arrive or if you are otherwise not satisfied with your order after you inspect it, please repackage it and contact us. We will give you a refund or send replacements and send a courier to come and collect the unwanted plants.