Common native rose of hedgerows and woods with long slender stems which trail into other plants or form a dense mound. White flowers, 1.5-2ins (4-5cm) across in July followed by dark red hips, which make excellent bird food. Shining green leaflets, which persist well into winter. Deciduous.
TO HEDGE Trim in winter if necessary. For hedges 6-8ft (1.8-2.4m). Plant 18-24ins (45-60cm) apart. Plant with other species for added interest. Trim in winter if necessary.