The Garden Community for Garden Lovers
 

France Fr

do you have to remove suckers or can they be left in a hedge


On plant Rosa rugosa


Answers

 

thanks will wait for an answer

20 Feb, 2010

 

If they are coming up within the hedge itself then leave them to thicken up the growth. That is unless, R. rugosa is a grafted plant in which casre remove them. Don't think R.rugosa is a grafted one, but I am no rose expert.

20 Feb, 2010

 

Yes, rugosa is pretty hardy on its own. Grafts are done to produce a more hardy root stock for more tender roses, in which case the suckers aren't the same plant at all and often a wild hardy variety seldom grown in gardens. I'd remove the suckers just in case, they may be a different color rugosa..

20 Feb, 2010

How do I say thanks?

Answer question

Related photos

  • Rosa rugosa, 'Hansa' (Rosa rugosa (Rugosa rose))
    Greenthumb
  • Rose Basye's Purple (Rosa rugosa (Rugosa rose))
    Sarah65
  • Rose Topaz Jewel (Rosa rugosa (Rugosa rose))
    Sarah65
  • Rosa Rugosa,'Hansa' in the Box (Rosa rugosa (Rugosa rose))
    Greenthumb

Related products

 


Related questions

Not found an answer?