Hi - Can anyone tell me how to tell the difference between a new shoot from the ground to one of those that you need to twist off or they'll take over the plant. Some of my branches have 7 leaves on a stem others have 9.
PEAK DISTRICT Derbyshire
Rosa rugosa is a species rose. In other words, it is as nature created, rather than what some clever gardener designed. Rosa rugosa therefore isn’t grafted onto a rootstock. It spreads by suckers. Just pull off or dig up the extras that spread into parts that you want to keep clear.
Apophthegm - a big word for a small thought.
It certainly spreads, I have so much of it now on the banks I’ve given up trying to tame it, cut it right down as low as can in the Spring.
I didn’t even plant one in the first place, must have been a present from the birds.
Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor.