White Japanese Rose
Rosa Rugosa Alba Hedging
Rosa rugosa Alba is the white flowering Ramanas rose; you can also buy the purple-red flowering variety here.
Rosa rugosa Alba is good for hedges up to about 2 metres high.
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Rosa rugosa Alba 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 Alba hedge:
Plant Rosa rugosa Alba hedging at 3 plants per metre, 33cms apart.
You can also plant Rosa rugosa Alba 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 Alba plants:
This white 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 Red 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".