We are offering beautiful rugosa rose varieties which are the best varieties in the world for their flavorful large useable hips.

All the varieties we offer are hardy and easy to grow.

Useful Facts

Pollination: Self fertile.
Hardiness: USDA Zones 3-9. Tolerant of wind, salt and drought.
Sun or shade: Full sun or light shade.
Plant spacing: Same as the height of the plant. For hedge spacing use 2/3 of the ultimate height of the plant.  4' spacing for a hedge is good for  all but the climbers.
Harvest and storage: Harvest hips in Septmeber and October.
Bloom times: Our varieties are repeat bloomers giving you beautiful flowers from summer through fall.
Pests and diseases: No significant problems.

How to Grow

Soil requirements: Need good drainage.
Cultural requirements: Little or no fertilizing required, drought tolerant once established.
Pruning: Little or no pruning needed. Shearing helps to easily control hedges.

How to Use

In the landscape: It's easy to make a dense hedge or a beautiful  bed or border. Enjoy repeat flowering. The climbers, too, are loaded with beautiful flowers for months.
In the kitchen: They are very high in Vitamin C. The petals and the hips are edible. The Edible Flower Garden book provides recipes.

Fall Potted Plants

Fall Shipment works well for those of you on the West Coast.

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Fall Bulbs

Tulips and iris! Plant now and have a beautiful spring.

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Pre-order for Spring and Receive Free Bonus Plants!

All of our plants are available for shipment in the spring. Order before December 31, 2015, and pick out 20% in FREE bonus plants!

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Growing Info

We give you monthly growing tips, useful facts and information on how to use your Raintree Nursery plants!

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View or Order Our Latest Catalog

It is fun to thumb through the pages of the Raintree Nursery catalog, dog ear pages, and circle your favorite plants! We have also have it available for download as a PDF.

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Visit the Raintree Garden Center

Get fruit sooner by planting in the fall. At the Raintree Nursery Garden Center, in addition to the large selection of fall shippable potted plants, we have a good selection of too heavy to ship FRUIT TREES in plantable fiber pots. Click here to see what’s available at our garden center including the available fruit trees.

Garden Center Fall Hours: Monday-Thursday 10-4.