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Japanese Rose

Rosa rugosa

SKU
06996
Attractive purplish-red flowers atop dense thickets of upright, prickly stems. Impenetrable hedge or border shrub forming a barrier. Attractive one-inch bright red fruit (rose hips). Reliable, durable plant holds up to cold, wind, drought, salt. Deciduous. Full sun. Moderate grower to 3 to 8 feet tall and wide. Cutting grown.
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3-9

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Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Botanical PronunciationROH-zuh rew-GOH-suh
Average Size at MaturityModerate grower to 3 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasBeauty and function combine with this good-looking, easy care rose. Rugosas make a fine prickly hedge for hot, windy locations; also excellent for seaside planting.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBarrier, Border, Firescaping/Firewise, Green Roof
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9

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