Rosa multiflora is a great wild rose for a mixed hedge. It will grow on very poor soil, but it doesn't like chalk or coastal sites.
Rosa multiflora is good for hedges up to about 3 metres high.
See our selection of native hedging plants or view our full range of hedging.
Rosa multiflora hedge plants are only delivered bareroot, during winter (Nov-March).
All our hedge plants are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).
Spacing a Rosa multiflora hedge:
Plant Rosa multiflora hedging at 3 plants per metre, 33cms apart.
You can also plant Rosa multiflora at 5 plants per metre in a staggered double row, with 33 cms between each plant along the row and 40cms between the rows.
General description of Rosa multiflora plants:
The Multiflora Rose is a vigorous, arching wild rose that produces clusters of simple, fragrant white flowers in the summer, followed by bright scarlet, berry sized hips in the autumn. It is an excellent hedge plant. The rose hips aren't suitable for eating.
History & uses of Multiflora Rose:
Multiflora roses are from East Asia. Goat farmers consider them to be great fodder for their animals, which I don't doubt; I knew a goat who was happy to eat my cotton socks and unread newspapers.