|Rosa multiflora can grow from 3 to 10 feet in height and 10 to 15 feet wide. Forms a fountain-like habit, with slender recurving branches that have a tendency to form a thicket. Foliage is bright green in summer, yellow in the fall. Roses are white, 1 inch across, fragrant, on many flowered corymbs, with a June flowering. Rosehips are red, small and egg shaped, persist from late summer into winter.
Hardy, adaptable, fast growing rose, salt tolerant as well. No serious pests. Good for hedgerows on large properties. Rosehips can be made into tea or jelly. Several cultivars available. Native to Japan and Korea, has naturalized in the U.S.