Species. Bursting with lightly scented, pink, but sometimes white, flowers in summer. They are followed by a terrific show of bright red hips. The stems are prickly, which is one very good reason why it's invariably grown in an informal mixed hedge, helping to keep out neighbour's pets and intruders hence it's common name Dog Rose. Deciduous
Colour: Pink / Yellow Habit: Rambling Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4m x 4m
Species. Discovered in Western China in 1890 this special rose has simple yet beautiful red blooms with dark stamens. The foliage is a dark blue-green set on open thorny stems. Flowers in the summer only but rewards you thereafter with an abundant crop of orange-red elongated hips. Deciduous.
Rosa moyesii will tolerate quite poor soils. This rose should only be pruned very lightly immediately after flowering.
Colour: Red Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 1.8m
Species. A natural seedling of Rosa moyesii but with a more compact habit. Still a tall and vigorous rose all the same. The exquisite, single flowers are crimson red with golden stamens and are followed by highly decorative orange hips. Prune with a light hand after the summer flowering. 1938.
Colour: Red Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.5m x 1.8m
Rugosa - Species. Glossy deep green foliage and enormous (10cm) flowers of pure white that are single and richly scented. A circle of golden stamens highlights the blooms which repeat on and off from spring to autumn. Lovely autumn foliage colour and red hips. Introduced to England in 1870.
As with all Rugosas this is a hardy and tolerant rose that copes well with poorer soils and even a little shade. Originally found in areas of Russia, China and Japan.
Colour: White Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1.5m
Species. Beautifully shaped pure white flowers with pronounced golden stamens and a sweet perfume appear amongst the grey-green foliage in early summer. The simple yet exquisite flowers are followed by nice orange hips in the autumn. Tolerant and hardy. From France some time before 1817.
Colour: White Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.5m x 2m