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botanical name:
Rosa rugosa 'Alba'
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common name:  Hama-nasu, Hedgehog Rose, Kiska Rose, Japanese Rose, Ramanas Rose
synonyms:  Rosa rugosa var. alba
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: shrub, scented/aromatic
height: 2.00m
width: 2.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: red
stem/bark: brown
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -39°C
USDA zone: 3 to 9
description:
Cupped, single white flowers about 9cm across, opening from pale pink buds from summer to autumn. Vigorous, dense habit with very prickly stems and wrinkled leaves. Large, rounded, orange-red hips follow.

cultivation:
Best in fertile, moist, well drained soil in an open sunny position but tolerant of a range of conditions. Thrives in coastal locations.

propagation:
From cuttings or by layering

usage:
Good for hedging.

other notes:
RHS AGM

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