White Rugosa Rose

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Dreamy fragrant blooms - The glorious snowy blooms of the White Rugosa Rose (Rosa Rugosa 'Alba') are highly fragrant, featuring the classic English Rose scent. The white single blossoms fill your landscape with their perfume while the lush leafy beauty of the foliage and ornamental fall Rose Hips add interest for 3 growing seasons every year!

The pollinators adore these perfumed beauties, each crowned with a gorgeous ring of golden anthers. Clusters of large flowers smother the deep-green foliage all summer long! Fall brings ornate, shiny seed pods that decorate the autumn in the harvest tones of yellow, orange and red hips! Persisting on the shrub all fall, and throughout the mild winter as well, these Rose Hips can be used in crafts, dried floral arrangements, feeding songbirds, and even been used in tea, medicinal and culinary delights!

So very versatile and adaptable, you'll enjoy their carefree nature! Featuring low water requirements once established, Rugosa are often used as Fire-scaping barriers and in out-of-the-way areas. Salt is no problem for these Beach Roses, nor does the salt along your road or driveway give them a reason to balk Hardy throughout chilly USDA growing zones 2 through mild zone 7, there's little that fazes these tough beauties!

Planting and Application:

Shrub Roses are great large hedges and back-of-the-border landscaping shrubs, to highlight smaller perennials, Roses, or other plantings. Rugosa Roses are impressive-sized barrier plants that are fantastic for scented screening and property division. Tough, hardy and resilient, you can plant long rows or groupings of these shrubs without any effort.

Perfect as barriers to deter foot traffic and trespassers, the strong, tall and thorn-covered canes will make anyone think twice before crossing through them! Create Firewise landscapes with these winter-hardy pure white, single flowers while feeding your populations of beneficial pollinators.

Tolerant of salt spray, coastal conditions, and a wide range of climates, Rugosa Roses are perfect for privacy and screening your home from the street, or from the neighbors. Line your driveway or separate your front from the backyard with a row or cluster of lush foliage and fragrant white blossoms!

Cottage gardens and mass plantings are equally lovely uses for these Shrub Roses. From woodland and naturalized plantings to more formal applications, these shrubs blend right in. Fantastic anchors for foundations or for softening the corners of hard structures, the White Rugosa accents large areas quickly!

A free-flowering Rose bush accents like nothing else, lending that classic wild Rose look and adaptability to modern landscapes, formal plantings, or informal country styles alike!

The fragrance lends itself to your outdoor garden rooms as well as perfuming indoor vases and bouquets! The Moon Garden-worthy, bridal-white blossoms look lovely with their backing of matte, dark-green leaves!

  • Large Snow-White Blossoms!
  • Extremely Fragrant - Classic Rose Scent!
  • Fall Interest - Ornamental Reddish-Orange Rose Hips
  • Cut Flower & Dried Crafts & Pollinators Galore!
  • Late Summer Bloom
  • Easy Care Hardy Adaptable Shrub
  • Barrier Plants, Specimen & Privacy

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Rugosa Roses flower the most when planted in the full sun. Plant in a location with good air circulation in at least 6 hours of sunlight a day, preferring morning sun to dry their leaves of dew. Handing extreme cold like a champ! Tough, adaptable and disease-resistant, Rugosa Roses have stood the test of time and are long-lived shrubs that feature vigorous growth and strong canes. Plant these in enriched, highly organic, well-drained soil. Preferring moderate, yet consistent moisture, Roses despise soggy, water-logged soil, so be sure to plant in an area with good drainage. Rugosa Roses require occasional water once established and are among the easiest-growing Roses available!

Fertilize your Rose 2-3 times a year with fertilizer geared for Roses for a healthy long-lived plant. Low maintenance once established, Rugosa only requires pruning in early spring to shape them, clean out the interior, and control their size. Avoid deadheading if you wish to enjoy the Rose Hips in the fall. Read all you need about pruning Roses Here, winterizing your Roses Here, and un-wintering Roses in the spring in our #ProPlantTips Garden Blog!

  • Full Sun Lover
  • Moist Enriched Well-Drained Soil
  • Regular Fertility & Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Prune Early Spring & Deadhead For New Blooms
  • Mulch Very Well
  • Disease Resistant - Deer & Salt Spray Resistant - Cold & Heat Tolerant

Rugosa feature incredible fragrance, lovely single blooms, and that gleaming pure white flower, belying their tough-as-nails nature. Enjoy years of three-season beauty and interest for the cost of a high-end floral bouquet! Order your own gorgeous White Rugosa Rose Bush today by ordering from NatureHills.com before they're gone!

Rose Bush FAQs

Where Is The Best Place To Plant Rose Bushes?

Rose Trees need a protected location and prefer full sun and favor the drying power of the morning sun and flower best in at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. Choose a location in good, enriched soil that drains well and has good air circulation.

What Is The Best Month to Plant Roses?

You can plant Roses any time if you are able to provide enough consistent moisture and attention. While there is not a specific month that is best, generally because it changes with temperatures, climate and growing zone. However, the easiest times of the year to get Rose bushes established in your landscape are in spring after the last frost date, and in fall about 4-6 weeks before the first frost.

Do Roses Come Back Every Year?

Rose bushes are deciduous woody perennial shrubs and will return bigger and better each year.

How Do I Find Rose Bushes & Trees for Sale Near Me?

Make your life easier and your yard happier by shopping for Roses at NatureHills.com online nursery. You'll find a massive selection of Rose bushes for sale, including many lovely Tree-form varieties!

Choose the right shrub for your area by first finding your growing zone by entering your zip code in the field above the Plant Highlights section on our product pages. Narrow down your options by plant hardiness zone, sun availability, and size requirements.

Place your order, knowing it's backed by the Nature Hills Nursery product guarantee and protected by Plant Sentry™, which helps ensure regulated plant materials aren't sent to prohibited areas.

Expect to receive your plants at the appropriate planting time for your growing zone when temperatures are safest to ship through and into.

What Shipping Options Do You Offer?

NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and don'ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Roses for sale here at NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

About Plant Sentry™

Plant Sentry is designed to protect both consumers and the nursery trade from invasive plant pests and diseases. Sites that display the Plant Sentry protection badge are protected from consumers buying and nurseries shipping material carrying invasive pests and diseases.

This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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White Rugosa Rose Is Suited to Grow in Zones 2-7
Growing Zones 2-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Rosa rugosa 'Alba'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 4 - 6 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Fall Color Orange, Red
Harvest Time Late Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes