Dog rose is a quick growing native shrub, popular around the UK due to its natural bushy growing structure and natural interest to native wildlife. The Dog Rose is very prickly, making it an ideal option for an intruder proof hedge.
The Dog Rose is also great for mixing with other native hedge plant varieties or other prickly varieties to form a more diverse hedgerow with natural benefits.
The Dog Rose is a hardy shrub that will tolerate all soils other than poorly drained clay soils. The flowers are great for pollinators and the rosehips are popular among bird species.
The recommended planting density varies depending on the height of the plants you buy for example:
Small – 15-90cm: It is recommended that you plant 3-5 plants per meter
Medium – 90-150cm: It is recommended that you plant 2-3 plants per meter
Large – 150-300cm: It is recommended that you plant 1-2 plants per meter