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Rosa spinosissima - Hedging

Common Name: 
Rose, Scotch
Field and Country Hedging
Wildlife Friendly Hedging

2023/24 season now closed


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.