Alnus rugosa - Plant
Common name: Alnus incana subsp. rugosa
Bloom time: March
Height: 15.00 to 25.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
One of the easiest classes of roses to grow is the rugosa rose. Rugosas are low maintenance, with great cold tolerance and pest resistance. Rugosa roses are tall, shrubby plants that need room to spread out. Many are fragrant, produce colorful ‘hips’ and have vicious thorns.
Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Water: Medium to wet
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Be sure to plant them where you won’t be backing into them and use extreme caution moving a large rugosa rose.
- Rugosa roses are starting to become naturalized in non-native areas and could potentially become a nuisance.
- Use caution when adding rugosa roses to your landscape.
Best for moist areas of the landscape. Tolerates poor soils. Streambanks. Pond margins.
- This is an excellent pioneer species for re-establishing woodlands on disused farmland, difficult sites etc.
- Its fast rate of growth means that it quickly provides sheltered conditions to allow more permanent woodland trees to become established.
No serious insect or disease problems. Canker can be severe. Powdery mildew and leaf curl may appear. Watch for aphids, leaf miners, tent caterpillars, lace bugs and flea beetles. Chlorosis will occur in high pH soils.
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