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White Japanese Rose

Rosa rugosa 'Alba'

White hedgerow rose, Ramanas Rose 'Alba', Hedgehog Rose, Tomato rose 'Alba' , Turkestan rose 'Alba', White wrinkled rose, Kiska Rose, Hama-nasu

This vigorous medium rose has rich green leaves that turn yellow in autumn. It produces pure white flowers in summer which develop into large scarlet hips.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer
Fruiting time
Autumn, Winter

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Budding
Take chip buds in summer.
Cuttings
Take hardwood cuttings in late autumn.

Special features

Geography

Origin
Asia, Eurasia

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Clay, Loam, Chalk, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral, Alkaline, Acid
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Notes
This shrub can be planted as as a hedge or screen. It also can be grown in beds/border of coastal/wildlife friendly or cottage gardens.

Personality

Family
Rosaceae
Flower colour
White
Scent
Mild

Problems

Can be attacked by rose aphids, leaf hoopers, sawfly, leaf-rolling sawfly, red spider mites, scale insects, caterpillars. Deer & rabbits can also be a problem. They can suffer from black spot, rose rust & powdery mildew.

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