English Roses for Hedges
Roses are increasingly popular grown as spectacular flowering boundary hedges which can be pruned between 2.5 ft to over 6 ft in height. The English Roses are particularly effective choices, producing a succession of fragrant blooms. Here we recommended some of the best English Roses for hedging, together with box and yew hedging.

Availability: We are sorry that we only have very limited stock of our hedging grade of roses. All the English Roses are created naturally using handcrossing, and they are multiplied by budding. This means it takes several more seasons before we can grow enough roses to meet demand. Please place orders early to avoid disappointment.

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Harlow Carr, Hedging

Harlow Carr is ideal for creating a shorter, bushy hedge of between 3 and 4.5 ft high. Although the overall effect is of prettiness and cottage garden charm, this variety is also very tough and reliable.

The perfectly formed, medium sized rosettes of pure rose pink have a wonderful, strong old rose fragrance.

We recommend that you dead-head Harlow Carr after each flush of flowers as this will encourage this variety to repeat flower more quickly and abundantly.

Use Harlow Carr hedging to beautifully edge a path, or to add colour and interest to part of the garden as shown here.

Plant 1.5 - 2 feet apart.

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Queen Of Sweden, Hedging

A rose of exceptional freshness and beauty. It will quickly form an attractive, bushy hedge, covered with medium sized, upright facing blooms.

The colour is the softest glowing pink with hints of apricot. There is a light myrrh fragrance.

This rose has attractive musk rose foliage that is exceptionally free of disease. The growth is short to medium in height.

Here, a Queen of Sweden hedge can be seen in a beautiful English meadow. It is equally useful when used in more formal settings, for example, forming a boundary for the garden.

Plant 2 ft apart.

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The Alnwick® Rose, Hedging

Forms a medium sized hedge with an upright habit and plentiful, polished foliage.

The cupped blooms have a rich old rose fragrance with a hint of raspberry. Flowers from early summer through to the first frost. Exceptionally reliable and very healthy.

Plant around 2ft apart.

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Molineux, Hedging

Molineux flowers with exceptional freedom and continuity, producing yellow rosettes with a musky tea rose scent.

It forms an attractive, bushy, upright hedge that is very healthy and reliable.

Plant about 18" to 3ft apart.

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Hyde Hall, Hedging

Hyde Hall can be used to create a luxurious boundary hedge which will flower almost non-stop from late spring into autumn. David J.C. Austin is growing this variety as a large hedge in his own garden - see the picture above.

The medium pink rosettes have a light, fruity fragrance.

Lightly pruned, this rose will reach 6 feet or more, and is unusual in not requiring support when grown at this height. If pruned back harder, it can be maintained at 4 to 5 feet high.

Hyde Hall is tough, reliable and healthy and will create a thorny impenetrable barrier.

Plant 2 - 3 feet apart.

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The Mayflower, Hedging

Quickly forms an attractive repeat flowering boundary hedge with glorious old rose style blooms and fragrance. Exceptionally tough, vigorous and healthy.

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Box Hedging
Completely hardy, adaptable and evergreen. This classic garden hedging plant will grow in any well-drained soil in sun or shade and can be kept as low as required. Plant 6-12" apart, depending on the final height required and the speed with which you want the hedge to fill out.

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Yew Hedging
A very tough plant for all conditions except poorly drained soil. Fed well, it will form a superb hedge in a surprisingly short time. Can be kept short at around 12" or allowed to grow as tall as required. Plant 12-36" apart, depending on the final height required: for a taller hedge, plant further apart.

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Hedging roses should be planted from 18" to 3 feet apart, depending on the variety chosen - see the information below. The closer the roses are planted, the more quickly the hedge will fill out. Wild Edric or Hyde Hall will eventually form a large, thorny, impenetrable barrier. Harlow Carr will form a pretty, lower-growing hedge.
David J.C. Austin's hedging roses
Over the last two or three seasons, David J.C. Austin has been growing four different English Roses as hedges in his own garden: Hyde Hall, Queen Of Sweden, Wild Edric and Harlow Carr. He passionately believes that roses make the most superb choice for hedging and frequently comes into work during the summer months enthusing about the beauty of one or other of his hedges.

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01 September 2015