Hedge roses

Introduction to the hedge rose

The rose is certainly one of the most well-known and loved plants by people since ever, but in order to be able to go into more specifically in the variety of hedge roses it is important to know the subject better so that you can fully appreciate them. We are talking about a plant of the Rosaceae family which includes as many as one hundred and fifty species, native to Europe and Asia. Over the years, lovers and specialists in the field, with a hand from Mother Nature, have introduced various hybrid species by making the population «explode», among these there are plants of variable height, from a minimum of twenty centimeters up to several meters , and of all types, including the hedge roses themselveswhich we will discuss in the next paragraph. In Italy alone there are thirty different spontaneous species, probably the most famous among them is the canine one. Its uses are among the most varied: it lends itself perfectly as an ornamental plant as we all know, but it is also used in the medical field, where the petals are used for their astringent effect, the berries for their high content of vitamin C and the branches. as an antidiarrheal.

In the previous paragraph we got acquainted with these plants, knowing something more about them, but which of these flowering plants is most suitable for us? Of course this is up to your personal taste, but in case you are still groping in the dark, fear not, below are some of the most popular hedge rose species for their individual characteristics. The Queen of Sweden is one of the most versatile and robust roses with which you can, among other things, delimit the areas of your garden. It has splendid pale pink flowers, tending to peach, and despite having abundant foliage, it still remains small in size. He rarely gets sick and develops quickly. A more classic choice, however, is the Wild Edric, with its characteristic inflorescences rough to the touch but with a magnificent pink color with shades of deep purple. Equipped with excellent health too, it tends to become covered with splendid buds and dense branches, with numerous spines, making it perfect for fences!

The best conditions for the hedge rose

So you have chosen to embellish your garden with roses and your choice fell on the hedge genus, but what exactly do they need to be able to grow lush and strong? First of all we are talking about sun-hungry flowering plants, in fact they need no less than six hours of direct exposure during the summer and a little less during the winter, let’s say around four o’clock; the type of soil is definitely another aspect to pay attention to: in fact it must not be excessively dry or sandy, nor too acidic or alkaline and any form of stagnation of water or strong air currents must be avoided, especially if cold. Hedge roses, like all its variants, are very robust plants that will give you a lot of satisfaction,

Hedge roses: Methods of growing the hedge rose

The hedge rose adapts easily to many types of soil, but to make your plant express itself to the maximum it is essential that you plant it towards autumn, or towards the end of winter, taking care to fertilize the soil properly, repeating the operation. whenever your plant is in the vegetative phase (i.e. the growth phase of the hedge rose, specifically). Another essential aspect is pruning: it is therefore essential to eliminate the dry branches, shorten the fresh ones, but leaving a couple of buds to branch. These operations, even if they are part of the routines of a rose lover, must also be done at the end of the most rigid seasons, in this way the plant will not suffer from it! I want to emphasize that the treatments to which you will submit your plants vary a lot depending on the species and

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