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Rosa Rugosa

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.
Many thanks


  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 16,592
    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.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 15,654
    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. 

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