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Ramanus Rose

Rosa rugosa

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Ramanus Rose

A hardy, fast-growing climber, these roses can be used to bring a traditional picket fence to life, or provide that authentic country cottage look when grown up a wall.

Although not strictly native, the ramanus rose is better suited to hedging than the dog rose.  The ramanus rose will wind its way throughout the hedge and produce pink flowers in the summer on this year's growth, meaning that you can prune the whole hedge together without fear of losing a year's flowering. After the bees have pollinated the delicate flowers, the rose grows hips, which hang bright red decorations.  The birds adore this luscious, fat  bounty, so you will have to collect them quickly if you want to make delicious rose syrup!

All our trees and shrubs are grown to be the perfect size for best establishment. For most species this can range from 20-60cm above the root plug. If you would like to discuss specific sizes, please contact us.

Folklore of the Native Rose

The earliest recorded roses were found in 35 million year-old fossils and bore a striking resemblance to our native ramanus rose. Whilst we always think of the 'English Rose', the Greeks and Romans both believed that roses symbolised rebirth and resurrection. In Britain, roses in gardens were said to attract fairies, though we have only ever seen them attract bees and birds - it is an old Anglo-Saxon belief that a stolen rose grows better than a bought one, though such naughty behaviour is more likely to attract pixies than fairies! Have you ever wondered by a ceiling rose is so called? Our forebears used to hang a dog rose over a table to symbolise that anything said at the table was to be kept in confidence - later Britons kept this tradition in the plaster ceiling roses which decorate our historic homes. Roses have been used for centuries as heraldic symbols, not only in the Wars of the Roses, but most recognisably as the national flower of England. Modern cultivars were only introduced to Britain in the 19th Century, but none have the harmony and history of our beautiful, British roses.

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