Rose Hedge Suggestions?

cindyrn(8)April 22, 2014

I would like to plant a rose hedge between my house and the neighboring house but have no idea what to pick. Knock outs are popular here but are they evergreen?

I tried to grow a Joseph's Coat rose bush before and failed miserably at it so I thought I better ask for suggestions before trying roses again.

I would like to have something as close to evergreen as possible and disease/pest resistant. The color doesn't really matter, it would be nice to have something fragrant but that doesn't really matter either.

If roses aren't a good choice for a hedge, any other thoughts?

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cecily(7 VA)

Hi Cindy, what city/state do you live in? How wide can the hedge be? Do you want shrub roses or a climber to train along a fence?

    Bookmark   April 22, 2014 at 11:11AM
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Knock out roses make a good care free hedge. One red, one pink back and forth makes a beautiful display. If you want a hedge that NO ONE will get through, go with Rosa Rugosa or Rosa Rugosa Alba or mixed. Virtually nothing mess's with this rose (including deer). The good thing about Rugosa's is during the cool winter in zone 8, the foliage is a bright coppery, orange color.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2014 at 11:20AM
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I'm in L.A. ....lower Alabama lol. Lots of black spot problems here :( I love the thought of changing leaf colors! The roses would be in full hot sun all day, sometimes triple digit heat indices.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2014 at 12:01PM
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Sorry, forgot to put there's no fence and height/width doesn't really matter

    Bookmark   April 22, 2014 at 12:08PM
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dublinbay z6 (KS)

Look up Austin's Queen of Sweden. It is supposed to be a very good hedge grower, and I can vouch for its disease-resistance in my Zone 6 (KS) garden. It is a lovely, lovely light pink bloom with a touch of apricot highlights--about 4 ft tall and not too wide. It is a more upright/vertical rose bush.


    Bookmark   April 22, 2014 at 1:29PM
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Sow_what? Southern California Inland

I second Kate's suggestion to consider Queen of Sweden. It's upright, with incredibly beautiful blooms, and performs well with all day sun in my client's hot, dry garden. If I needed a rose hedge, this is the rose I would use.


    Bookmark   April 22, 2014 at 4:53PM
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    Bookmark   April 22, 2014 at 6:21PM
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picea(6A Cinci- Oh)

My quietness buck rose has gotten huge and could make a large hedge. It is gorgeous in bloom. David

    Bookmark   April 22, 2014 at 11:22PM
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