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Rugosa Rose Bush - Northern Ridge Nursery
Rugosa Rose Bush - Northern Ridge Nursery
Rugosa Rose Bush - Northern Ridge Nursery
Rugosa Rose Bush - Northern Ridge Nursery

Japanese Rugosa Rose Bush (18-24 Inches)

$ 19.99



🧬Scientific Name: Rosa rugosa

🗺️USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-9

Rugosa Rose is a deciduous shrub that typically reaches a height of 3-6 feet (0.9-1.8 m) and a spread of 4-6 feet (1.2-1.8 m). The foliage of Rugosa Rose is deciduous and pinnately compound, with wrinkled, leathery leaves that turn yellow in the fall.

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Japanese Rugosa Rose – Pleasantly Scented Flowering Tree

Why Japanese Rugosa Rose (Rosa Rugosa)?

The Japanese Rugosa Rose is a kind of rose indigenous to eastern Asia. You may find this species of rose in northeastern Korea, China, Japan, and southeastern Siberia. It thrives best on the beaches of the ocean and, more specifically, on dunes. Rugosa is what's known as a suckering shrub, which simply means that it sprouts new plants from its own roots. The petals vary from light pink to deep magenta.


In China, fragrant blossoms are often used to prepare flower jams and other traditional Asian sweets. However, in both Japan and China, Japanese Rugosa Rose is specifically used to produce potpourri.


This species of rosa rugosa hybridizes readily with a wide variety of other roses, and rose breeders prize it for its significant resistance to illnesses such as rose rust and rose black spot.


It is valued for its beautiful blooms and is often used in the construction of hedges and windbreaks beside roads in Germany and Denmark because of its ability to prevent erosion.

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Plant Summary

Key Information for Japanese Rugosa Rose Bush (18-24 Inches) (Rosa rugosa):

  • 📏Size: Rugosa Rose is a deciduous shrub that typically reaches a height of 3-6 feet (0.9-1.8 m) and a spread of 4-6 feet (1.2-1.8 m).
  • 🍂Foliage: The foliage of Rugosa Rose is deciduous and pinnately compound, with wrinkled, leathery leaves that turn yellow in the fall.
  • 🌼Flowers & Fruit: In summer, Rugosa Rose produces showy, fragrant flowers in various colors, including pink, white, and red. The flowers are followed by large, round, red or orange hips that are rich in vitamin C and attract birds and wildlife.
  • ↕️Growth Habit: Rugosa Rose has an upright, spreading growth habit with thorny stems.
  • ☀️Sunlight: Rugosa Rose thrives in full sun and is tolerant of a range of light conditions.
  • 🪨Soil: Rugosa Rose prefers well-drained soil and is adaptable to poor, sandy, or clay soils.
  • 🗺️Hardiness: Rugosa Rose is hardy in USDA zones 3 to 9.
  • 🧪pH Level: Rugosa Rose prefers a soil pH between 5.5 and 7.0.
  • 🌳Pruning: Pruning of Rugosa Rose should be done in late winter or early spring before new growth starts. Remove any dead, damaged, or diseased branches and prune to shape the shrub as needed.
  • 🐛Pests & Disease: Rugosa Rose is generally resistant to pests and diseases. Regular care can help maintain a healthy shrub.
Pollination Information

Pollination of Japanese Rugosa Rose Bush (18-24 Inches) (Rosa rugosa):

Rugosa Rose flowers are hermaphroditic, containing both male and female reproductive parts. The flowers are insect-pollinated and attract bees and butterflies. The large, colorful hips that follow are a valuable food source for birds and wildlife. Rugosa Rose is an excellent choice for coastal gardens, seaside landscapes, and wildlife habitats. The shrub's resistance to salt spray and tolerance to poor soils make it suitable for challenging planting sites. Rugosa Rose is valued for its fragrant flowers, attractive foliage, and ornamental hips. The rose hips are used for making herbal teas, jams, and skincare products. The shrub's thorny stems provide natural barriers and deter wildlife browsing. Rugosa Rose is an important plant for supporting biodiversity and providing habitat and food for wildlife species. Conservation efforts focus on promoting native roses like Rugosa Rose for their ecological benefits, cultural significance, and contribution to coastal ecosystems. Sustainable landscaping practices emphasize the use of native plants to enhance coastal resilience and preserve the unique biodiversity of coastal areas.



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