Rosa Rugosa (Ramanas Rose)- A large, dense and fast-growing shrub best known for its display of dark pink to white, heavily scented flowers. It bares delicate pinnate leaves which turn to a mix of yellows in the autumn before dropping. Its bright red hips are stout and round, and in some years the fruits and flowers can be found on the plant at the same time. The stems of a Ramanas rose are lined with masses of small bristly thorns and are one of the roses distinctive features. In total, a very versatile plant which is suitable for garden and landscaping as well as hedging situations.
Fruit: It produces large orange-red hips in the autumn which are enjoyed by birds and small mammals.
Soil Types/Habitat: It prefers chalky soils, but will grow well in most sites and situations. Very invasive and tolerant of salt-laden sea air.