Rosa spinosissima

Roses are the UK’s best-loved flower, but they do not need to be kept in the flower border - there are many species which will do equally well either as a standalone flowering hedge, or else mixed in with a native mix. The roses we offer as hedging plants are all tough and robust, and will cope with a wide range of growing conditions.For a very pretty rose hedge, you can also consider any of the Hybrid Musk roses - Hybrid Musk - although they will require a little more attention than the specific hedging varieties.

Roses for hedging generally divide into two camps - those that make a substantial plant which can provide a dense hedge on their own (Rugosa roses, Scotch rose, Sweet Briar rose) and those climbers which can be used as part of a mixed hedge, to scramble their way through to provide extra interest and colour (Dog rose, Field rose).

Scotch roses (Rosa spinosissima, Rosa pimpinellifolia) make first-class low, informal hedges. They are very forgiving of planting conditions, and will thrive in thin, poor soil, cold exposed sites or coastal locations. Growing to about 1m, they produce a thicket of very thorny stems - be aware, they are some of the most vicious of any rose - but you are rewarded with delicate cupped, single, creamy-white flowers in early summer, followed by unusual purple black hips in early autumn.Disease-resistant, and resistant to attack from rabbits, these have a lot to recommend them.

Plant sizes:

We pride ourselves on the quality of our hedging plants. As well as the height of the plants, we also specify the age of the plant - all are generally either two years old (1/1) or even three years old (1/2). This means they have a sturdy, extensive root system and strong stems, ready for the perfect start to your garden hedge. You may be able to buy cheaper, but we don’t think you can buy better.

<p dir="ltr">Roses are the UK&rsquo;s best-loved flower, but they do not need to be kept in the flower border - there are many species which will do equally well either as a standalone flowering hedge, or else mixed in with a native mix. The roses we offer as hedging plants are all tough and robust, and will cope with a wide range of growing conditions.For a very pretty rose hedge, you can also consider any of the Hybrid Musk roses -&nbsp;<a href="https://rvroger.co.uk/roses/hybrid-musk/">Hybrid Musk</a>&nbsp;- although they will require a little more attention than the specific hedging varieties.</p> <p dir="ltr">Roses for hedging generally divide into two camps - those that make a substantial plant which can provide a dense hedge on their own (Rugosa roses, Scotch rose, Sweet Briar rose) and those climbers which can be used as part of a mixed hedge, to scramble their way through to provide extra interest and colour (Dog rose, Field rose).</p> <p dir="ltr">Scotch roses (Rosa spinosissima, Rosa pimpinellifolia)&nbsp;make first-class low, informal hedges. They are very forgiving of planting conditions, and will thrive in thin, poor soil, cold exposed sites or coastal locations. Growing to about 1m, they produce a thicket of very thorny stems - be aware, they are some of the most vicious of any rose - but you are rewarded with delicate cupped, single, creamy-white flowers in early summer, followed by unusual purple black hips in early autumn.Disease-resistant, and resistant to attack from rabbits, these have a lot to recommend them.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Plant sizes:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">We pride ourselves on the quality of our hedging plants. As well as the height of the plants, we also specify the age of the plant - all are generally either two years old (1/1) or even three years old (1/2). This means they have a sturdy, extensive root system and strong stems, ready for the perfect start to your garden hedge. You may be able to buy cheaper, but we don&rsquo;t think you can buy better.</p>