The Dog Rose is a tough, native hedge that is well-known for its prickly, but lovely, growing habit. It is most grown as an informal garden shrub, and makes an ideal intruder deterrent plant, as the thorns create an impenetrable barrier. You can leave it to grow wonderfully on its own or create a nice mixed hedge with other native hedging.
As it has a very dense nature, the Rosa canina makes a wonderful shelter for wildlife, who adore the vitamin-C rich berries - these berries are also edible for humans and are known to make fantastic jam, as well as being commonly used to make rosehip oil.
It will grow about 40-60cm per year, and is very fast-growing, meaning it is a rambling shrub that will quickly become bushy and thick. Make sure you plant your bare root Dog Rose plant as soon as possible after being delivered, as the roots are tender and cannot be left to dry out.
Make sure you plant your Dog Rose bare root plant as soon as possible after being delivered, as the roots are tender and cannot be left to dry out.