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Welcome to our plant search tool. This database contains many of the thousands of plants that we carry. There are some notable exceptions. Hundreds of new perennials come out every year and Make It Green has been a leader in making them available to you. Eventually the recent introductions will make it to our plant search tool but every year there will be a lag between our in-store plant selection and this search tool. Unfortunately this search tool can't cover everything that we will carry this year. We also carry over 100 varieties of rare and unusual evergreens and over 100 varieties of hard-to-find shrubs many of which are not in the plant search. Click on the Plant List button for a list of nearly all the woody plants (trees, shrubs and evergreens) that we have ordered or already have in stock for this coming year.



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Rugosa Rose

Rosa rugosa

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Rugosa Rose (Rosa rugosa) at Make It Green Garden Centre

Rosa rugosa flowers

Rosa rugosa flowers

(Photo courtesy of Northscaping.com)

Rugosa Rose (Rosa rugosa) at Make It Green Garden Centre

Rosa rugosa fruit

Rosa rugosa fruit

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Rugosa Rose (Rosa rugosa) at Make It Green Garden Centre

Rosa rugosa in bloom

Rosa rugosa in bloom

(Photo courtesy of Northscaping.com)

Height: 5 feet

Spread: 7 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone: 2b

Other Names: Saltspray Rose

Description:

A parent species of some of the finest roses, featuring very fragrant single pink flowers in summer and good fall color; upright, bushy and suckering habit, extremely hardy and resistant to disease; needs full sun and well-drained soil

Ornamental Features:

Rugosa Rose features showy fragrant violet flowers with cherry red overtones and yellow eyes at the ends of the stems from late spring to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage which emerges burgundy in spring. The glossy oval compound leaves turn an outstanding scarlet in the fall. The fruits are showy orange hips carried in abundance from early to late fall.

Landscape Attributes:

Rugosa Rose is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a high maintenance rose that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting bees to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Disease
  • Spiny
  • Suckering

Rugosa Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • General Garden Use
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • Accent

Plant Characteristics:

Rugosa Rose will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 7 feet. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 25 years.

This rose should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments.

This species is not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent Massing Screening Garden
Applications
Flowers Fruit Fall Color Bark Winter Value Attracts Wildlife
Ornamental Features