Dog Rose Hedge - Rosa canina

Dog Rose (Rosa canina) hedging is another minor species that can be added to a native mixed hedge. This prickly rose has the bonus of producing a burst of lightly scented pink/white flowers in May/June, followed by orange rose hips which attract birds and other wildlife.

Its best to plant Bare Root hedging in a double staggered row, and Pot Grown / Rootballed hedging in a single row.

Plant Spacing:
Bare Root. When planting smaller (60cm and below) plants you will need 6 plants per metre, and for the medium size (60cm and above) you will need 5 per metre, and for the larger size (90cm and above) plants you will need 4.5 per meter. 

Pot Grown / Root Balled. When planting smaller (80cm and below) plants you will need 5 plants per metre, and for the medium size (80cm and above) you will need 4 per metre, and for the larger size (120cm and above) plants you will need 3 to 3.5 per meter. 

Dog Rose Hedge - Rosa canina
 
 

Key Facts
Likes all types of soil Likes sun or shade Pink flowers Deciduous Full hardy Spring colour
Fruit for birds Annual growth 25cm to 35cm Final height 8.0m Final spread 1.8m

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