Common name: Common briar, Dog rose
Height at maturity: maximum 3 meters
Exposure: sunny, partial shade
Plant type: flowering shrub
Flowering: from April to July
Flower color: pinkish white
Soil type: any type
Use: isolated, clump, hedge
Diseases and pests: disease resistant
Storage of seeds: 3 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
The rose hip is a vigorous and highly branched shrub. Its long branches are arching and thorny. The floral branches are devoid of thorns.
The flowers appear from April to July. Also called wild roses, they measure 4 to 5 centimeters in diameter and have a simple corolla with five pinkish-white petals and numerous stamens. They are often solitary or gathered in bouquets of seven flowers. The foliage of the shrub is composed of alternate leaves.
The fruits, called rose hips, are 2cm long. They are ellipsoid in shape and red in color when ripe (around October). They are very hard and hairy, these hairs are in fact the famous “hair-to-itch”.
The wild rose, in horticulture, is used as a rootstock for many varieties of roses.
Rosehip is used in perfumery for these delicate notes. To be planted in a hedge, isolated or in clumps.