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Rugosa Rose

Rugosa Rose

Species: Rosa rugosa

History: Rosa rugosa is native to parts of China, Japan, Korea, and Siberia where it can be found on coasts, often on sand dunes. It has traditionally been used to make jams, desserts, and pot-pourri in China and Japan, and has been used medicinally. It was introduced to the US and European countries from Japan in the late 1700s to mid 1800s, although it has since become invasive in many European countries. Nonetheless, it is commonly grown as an ornamental plant and its resistance to salt spray has been of particular value.

Why We Grow It: Rosa rugosa is a friend of the bees and abundant producer of rosehips. Rosehips, small, seedy 'berries', are high in antioxidants and vitamin C. They can be eaten raw, but in our experience they are best used in tea or jam (in fact a blend of dried elderberries, peaches, apples, sumac, and rose hips make a nice herbal orange pekoe substitute!). The fresh petals make an elegant addition to salads.

 "Butterfly" by www.rubenholthuijsen.nl is licensed under CC BY 2.0 

Fruit Specs

Recommended Use: Preserves, tea, fresh eating (petals)

Fruit Size: Small

Storage: Dried rosehips can last several months to a year

Harvest: Late October for rosehips

Growing Specs

Canadian Hardiness Zone: 5

Soil Preference: Prefers moist but well-drained soils, but is tolerant of many types of soils and conditions

Flowering Time: July to August

Bloom Colour: Pink

Pollination Requirements: Self-pollinating

Sun/Shade Requirements:

Full sun (approx. 8-10 hours of sun daily) is preferable but will tolerate partial shade

General Growth Habits:

Shrub grows 1-1.5m tall, has thorns

Shipping vs. Pick Up

CLICK HERE to see how shipping compares to pick up.

Shipping: Every year we ship thousands of trees across Canada (except BC due to CFIA regulations). We carefully bag roots in damp sawdust, then box them and send them out via courrier. CLICK HERE to see our shipping policy.

Pick-up: We also have thousands of trees picked up from our nursery each year. The pick-up options is free, though you must wait until you have been emailed a confirmation that your order is ready to pick up, which will have further information such as hours, locations, etc. We really appreciate if you can make an appointment to pick up, then we can be as organized as possible during our busy season.

Size at Purchase

Our ungrafted fruit tree seedlings, nut tree seedlings, berries, and other miscellaneous plants are categorized into the following sizes excluding the roots:

  • 5-15cm
  • 15cm+
  • 30cm+
  • 60cm+
  • 90cm+

All of these heights exclude the roots since seedlings and some berries will often have a lot of root growth but relatively little vegetative growth (ex. our Shagbark Hickories seedlings are often 5-15cm above the soil but will have roots that reach 20cm+ in length).

Not all of our berries and seedlings will be available in all of these grades since growth rate can vary significantly across species and even varieties. While we remain competitive in our plant size, it's also worth noting we don't use synthetic chemicals to push vegetative growth, therefore you may find conventional nursery stock larger in some instances comparatively. 

Why plant small? It's best to transplant when a plant is young so it can establish its roots before it has a lot of vegetative growth. This is much less stressful on it and bareroot plants tend to catch up and even surpass larger potted ones planted at the same time, after a few years.

Orders that are cancelled last minute due to size (being "too small"), will still incur the applicable cancellation fees if the plants are true to our grading standards as per the agreement of sale when the order was placed.

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