Latin Name: Rosa spp.
Native Range: Origin unknown, introduced from Europe
Seed Source: Hedge rose shelterbelt, near Indian Head Saskatchewan.
Height and Spread: 2m x 2m (25 years)
Overview: : Hedge rose is a small shrub suitable for agroforestry applications.The fruit is a source of Vitamin C. It has showy, pink flowers attractive to pollinators
Fruits: Fruit is a hip 1.2 cm in diameter, turning fleshy and bright red when mature in late August.
SEED TREATMENT / SOWING
Stratification: Stratify in moist sand (10 percent moisture) for 90 days at 20°C followed by 120 days at 5°C. Acid scarification for 30 minutes can substitute for warm stratification
Ideal sowing time: Sow 0.5 cm deep, 50 seeds/meter; Greenhouse - sow 3 seeds per cell.
Sowing instructions: : Sow 0.5 cm deep, 50 seeds/meter; Greenhouse - sow 3 seeds per cell.
Growing conditions: Hedge rosegrows well on most soils except those that are excessively wet, or dry, or soils affected by high pH or salinity
Hedge rose, is used in farmstead and field shelterbelts, Ecobuffers and wildlife habitat plantings. The continuous flowering make it attractive to pollinators. Many song and game birds utilize this shrub for food and habitat.