Invasive rosa rugosa rubra!

mark cordner asked 13 years ago

rosa rugosa rubra…..I planted over 300 as a hedge next to our drive two years ago. This summer I noticed a few that had been so aggressive that they had tried to burrow under the kerb (1.5metres away) and then tried to surface via the tarmac base coat. What sould I do??? I dont mant to take them out as they are a valuable tool for my bees and birds and their fragrance far outweighs their dark side!!!!

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Rosa rugosa can be very vigorous and invasive. You can only cut it back, cut any suckers that appear in the wrong place… or take it out altogether.