Fast Growing Shrubs for Hedges
Rose Hedges, are rosebushes that make fast growing beautiful shrubs
for hedges that flower in abundance. These hedges made from "The Queen
of Flowers" will provide you with not only privacy, but beautiful
foliage, and lots of color. Not to mention some breath-taking blooms!
There are many roses that make suitable rose hedges, so choose
ones that are not only hardy to your area, but also ones that are
disease resistant, and you will have a lovely hedge to be enjoyed for
many years to come.
Rose, Hedge Red Robin Hood
Why Plant Hedge Roses?
- Your hedge roses once established will provide a "living" wall of
- They can ensure privacy or hide eyesores.
- They can literally
keep unwanted visitors to the garden "in" or "out", depending on which
side they are on.
- They can define your lawn from your neighbors, or deter pedestrians from
the front yard from walking across your lawn.
- They can also be used to define space in the garden, to distinguish
(rooms) in the garden, or surround all or part of your garden.
(Certainly cheaper than adding a fence!)
Planting your Rose Hedges
Your hedge must be in the sun for your roses to do well. It is also
important that you have open space on both sides of the rose hedges to
provide air circulation.
Assuming that you know where your hedge of roses will go, you should;
- mark off the area, then with an edging shovel, or cut a line into the sod the
length of the row.
- Then measure out the distance that you want the width
of the row to be. (This will be determined by the type of roses you use
to make the hedge) Growing information on the rose will tell you how
wide it will get. If you're not up to all that digging, start small,
make the rows a couple feet wide, and expand it as the roses grow and
- After removing the sod, break up the soil. Then add some composted material. Let this sit for a few days and follow the instructions for
- Mulch well, and be sure to keep your newly roses well watered.
If you don't want to invest in a lot of roses all at once, you
could take cuttings from ones you already have to start your own rose
Look here to learn rose propagation and multiply the roses you already have
Choose the Right Rose for the Right Height
Rose Hedges that are High (5 feet and taller)
Rose, Hedge Rosa Rugosa
Other high roses that make good hedges include:
Linda Campbell, Nevada, Penelope, Roseraie, Shropshire Lass, Sunny June
Carefree Wonder Rose
William Baffin Rose
Rose Hedges that are Medium (2-5 feet)
Rose, Purple Perfection Hedge
Other medium size roses that make good hedges include:
Buff beauty, Carefree Delight, Country Fair, Mary Rose, The Meidland Series, Nearly Wild, Royal Bonica, Winchester Cathedral
Graham Thomas Rose
Low Rose Hedges (under 2 feet)
The Best roses for a low hedge, are the miniature
roses. They normally grow low, not more than a foot or so high and wide.
Enclose an island bed or edge an entire garden, it's a classic way to
make a bold statement in your garden.
Your rose hedges must be kept pruned to keep its shape, and also to keep
the flowers coming. Shear your hedges into a straight-sided shape, for a
unified more formal hedge, or let them grow into their natural graceful
shape by pruning off spent flowers, and thinning canes with hand
Some of the best roses for low hedges include:
Behold, Cupcake, Gizmo, Gourmet Popcorn, Rise n Shine, Scentsational, Sun Sprinkles
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