A very popular shrub rose, the Apple or Ramanas Rose (Rosa rugosa) is a quick-growing, ground-cover species, putting on between 30cm (1ft) and 60cm (2ft) of height and spread each year. A non-evergreen rose and distinguished by its prominent, appealing large, reddish-orange hips which form in summer and last well into winter. Delicate single mauve coloured flowers, which are very fragrant , keep forming throughout summer. Planted with the white flowered Apple Rose, the two colours fully compliment one another. The branches of an Apple Rose are covered in masses of small prickly thorns, hence its attraction in forming an impenetrable barrier.
Benefits of using our plug plant trees
Our Apple Rose shrubs are sold as plug plants, in other words the roots are encased in compost. This means that planting can be carried out at any time of the year, provided they are watered in periods of drought, compared to bare-root plants which can only be planted during the plants normal dormant period (November to March). All of these trees are UK grown, which is important for successful establishment.
Rabbit and Deer Protection
We offer a range of tree shelters that will protect your hedging trees against possible attack. Click on this Tree Protection Link and it will take you to all of these products.
Due to courier unpredictability, we advise having your trees delivered AT LEAST 3 days before you actually need them.
Returning Cell Grown Trees
For Phytosanitary reasons, some cell grown trees cannot be returned to the nursery. A list of plants affected is shown here or download the list here.
Delaying Planting Cell Grown Trees
If you cannot plant straight away, take the trees out of the packaging and stand upright next to each other in a sheltered location outside. November to March, no need to water unless they start to dry out and these would be ok for up to 6 weeks. During Spring and Summer, you can do this for up to 3 weeks.
Feeding Or Fertilizing
This is a task that can easily be over done. Any nitrogen based fertilizer will do such as 20:20:10 but the longer lasting ones which take 18/24 months are better as they are regulated by the weather and moisture therefore release slowly.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £1000 can be discounted by contacting us on 0800 043 1057
Do I Need To Stake My Shrubs?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
UK Grown Shrubs
All our shrubs are UK grown and not allowed to holiday overseas to ensure we can stand by this statement.