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Rosa rugosa 'Alba' (White)

White Ramanus Rose hedging

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The White Ramanus Rose or Rosa rugosa 'Alba' White produces large fragrant white flowers with golden yellow centres during the summer and boasts big red rose hips and butter yellow autumn colour.

  • Best Features: Red rose hips, wildlife-friendly, white summer flowers
  • Ideal For Hedges: 1-2m high
  • Growth Rate: Average | 20-40cm a year
  • Position: Sunny or full shade, exposed coastal (it's very good at the coast) or inland, dry to moist soil
  • Also Consider: Pink Ramanas Rose (Rosa rugosa) or the native Dog Rose (Rosa canina)

*Please note, 1 bare root = 1 White Rosa rugosa plant, not a bundle of plants. We use a mixture of bare root photos taken in leaf from our growing sites in summer, as well as during the bare root planting season when White Rosa rugosa may be defoliated.

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White Ramanus Rose hedge (Rosa rugosa 'Alba') description

Fragrant white flowers stand proudly against green foliage that turns buttery yellow. The red rose hips are an attractive feature that makes this prickly shrub popular for garden and natural hedging.

Best uses for Rosa rugosa 'Alba' hedges

Rosa rugosa 'Alba' has a bushy growth habit and is best suited to informal settings or combining with other shrubs to add a thorny element to a hedge. The spikes of this rambling hedge make it a great intruder deterrent.

Combine White Ramanus Rose with

Try combining with the Pink Ramanus Rose (Rosa rugosa) or other native hedging plants for a mixed hedge.

Growth rate of Rosa rugosa hedge plants

White Ramanus Rose is fast growing and will achieve between 40-60cm pa. Rosa rugosa 'Alba' is ideal for heights of up to 2m

Care advice for Ramanus rose hedging

Rosa rugosa 'Alba' flowers from June-September and should be pruned in winter. Please view the best4hedging Care and Planting instructions in our Advice section.

Recommended planting density for rosa rugosa plants

For information on planting density please see the product table. In the 'No. Per Metre' column, you will find our recommended plant density for each individual plant species and root type.

White Ramanus Rose is available to buy year-round as Pot and Cell Grown plants. Bare root Ramanus Rose is available from November - mid/late May, using cold stored plants towards the end of the season. Bare roots can be pre-ordered in the summer.

Mostly, our Rosa rugosa 'Alba' hedges are grown in the UK by our specialists who have oodles of horticultural experience. On the rare occasion that we source Rosa rugosa 'Alba' hedges from Europe, we make it a priority to ensure that our suppliers are unbeaten on quality. At best4hedging we strive to make certain that your plants reach you in the freshest condition and that they are of the highest achievable standard, all whilst safeguarding our competitive prices. Rest assured, you can buy White Ramanus Rose hedging plants with complete confidence.

Showing 20 of our total 76 reviews, with an average rating of 5 stars. Read all 76 reviews for Rosa rugosa 'Alba' (White).
Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 76 ratings.
January 11, 2021 | Anonymous
Rosa rugosa 'Alba' (White)

Roses looked very good; thank you.

December 29, 2020 | Anonymous
Rosa rugosa 'Alba' (White)

The plants arrived promplty, were a good size and look healthy

December 11, 2020 | Gareth Smith
Rosa rugosa 'Alba' (White)

Poor specimen and I can’t think of any more to say.

December 3, 2020 | Anonymous
Rosa rugosa 'Alba' (White)

Good quality plants, delivered promptly

September 27, 2020 | Caroline Conway
Rosa rugosa 'Alba' (White)


September 7, 2020 | D Paris
Rosa rugosa 'Alba' (White)

really good, big plants, v pleased

July 18, 2020 | Rosie
Rosa rugosa 'Alba' (White)

Not container grown as advertised.

July 9, 2020 | Anonymous
Rosa rugosa 'Alba' (White)

Arrived with some yellow leaves ?

February 18, 2020 | Anonymous
Rosa rugosa 'Alba' (White)

As Above

February 10, 2020 | Jordan Barradell
Rosa rugosa 'Alba' (White)

As Above

December 3, 2019 | Anonymous
Rosa rugosa 'Alba' (White)

Seems fine.

November 27, 2019 | Sarah S. Glanville
Rosa rugosa 'Alba' (White)

Good strong healthy plant, bought for the birds, hopefully they will in time nest in them and will certainly enjoy the hips. Looking forward to Spring.

June 3, 2019 | Anonymous
Rosa rugosa 'Alba' (White)

Side shoot snapped - plants much smaller than others delivered but planted and fingers crossed.

May 3, 2019 | Anonymous
Rosa rugosa 'Alba' (White)

Excellent plants in perfect condition

April 22, 2019 | Anonymous
Rosa rugosa 'Alba' (White)

the white rose plants were slightly less advanced in growth than expected but having said this they were healthy

March 21, 2019 | Anonymous
Rosa rugosa 'Alba' (White)

As Above

March 12, 2019 | Anonymous
Rosa rugosa 'Alba' (White)

As Above

March 4, 2019 | Robert Green
Rosa rugosa 'Alba' (White)

As Above

October 25, 2018 | Philip Mumby
Rosa rugosa 'Alba' (White)

Very good quality plants.

June 20, 2018 | Robert Wade
Rosa rugosa 'Alba' (White)

Good size & healthy plant

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Delivery Timescales

99% of our orders are dispatched within 3 to 7 working days of receipt and most the day after the order is placed. We can do “next day delivery” on many of our products for an additional £12 (incl VAT) but please call on 01257 494 491 before placing your order to check.

We can also deliver on a specified date to suit you. Please indicate the date you would like to receive delivery in the notes section of the checkout (or place your order by phone) and we’ll do our utmost to meet that date.

Occasional hiccups can occur (such as broken down vehicles) and although we are very experienced in logistics we cannot be held liable for costs incurred or inconvenience due to late deliveries - see terms and conditions for more information.

You will receive an email or telephone call confirming the dispatch of your order 24/48 hours before it arrives with you.

Exceptions to our quick turnaround timescale

Pre-orders - if you have placed an order that includes products on pre-order, then they will be dispatched to you as soon as they are available. If your order includes pre-order bare roots or root balls you will be notified once they are being dispatched (root balls from mid to late October and bare roots from early to mid-November).

Root balls - lifting root balls involves the use of complex, heavy machinery, this lifting is carried out twice a week in the root ball season so we do still have a prompt turnaround timescale but if your order has just missed one lifting, it will be a few days before we lift again. We are always happy to confirm when we can deliver to you before you order. The benefit of this method of supplying root balls is that they are always fresh and therefore have a higher success rate than root balls that are stored out of the soil.

Weather conditions can affect dispatch - bare root and root ball plants are not lifted if the ground is too cold (it damages the roots) and the delivery of all plants can be affected if the water supply is frozen (because we water all plants before packing). Extremely hot weather can also be challenging and occasionally we hold backorders for species that are particularly vulnerable. We ask our customers to be mindful of bank holidays when couriers are not active.

We'd like to stress that although there are exceptions, the vast majority of our orders are dispatched extremely quickly and we are proud of our logistics developed over many years of delivering plants to tens of thousands of customers.


We inspect plants carefully before dispatch but accept that very occasionally things may go wrong. 
You can return your plants (within 14 days) for a refund or replacement (we’ll help with the process of returning). If your plants arrived damaged then returns are free of charge. However, we ask that you inform us as soon as possible. If you’d like to return your plants because of a change of plan or if we do not agree that the plants are significantly damaged (the loss of a few leaves in transit or a loose pot on arrival, for example, wouldn't be harmful to the plants), then we may ask you to pay the full or partial return costs if you still wanted to return them. We’re very reasonable and always aim for complete satisfaction as demonstrated by our amazing Feefo customer reviews which can be viewed here.

Should you wish to return any products that you have over-bought, no longer require or purchased in error you will incur both a return cost (different charges for pallets and Boxes) and the original cost of delivery incurred by Best4hedging. Please contact the Service team for charges and/or to organise a return. Plants will be subject to a quality control check from our Nursery upon return before any refund is authorised and processed.

Please note that in the case of damaged plants, if you have not notified us of a problem within 14 days of delivery, we consider you to have accepted the plants and Best4Hedging has no further liability for them should they fail.

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