- USDA Zone
- Full sun to partial shade
- Well-drained, yet moist
This invasive plant grows as a dense shrub or a vine with arched, woody stems covered with plenty of recurved thorns. Its leaves are divided into 5-11 sharply toothed leaflets. You can plant the perennial shrub in banks, slopes and as live barriers of the roaming areas of farm animals. It bears clusters of showy roses with a fragrant smell.
Regularly water in the initial couple of years. After that, water it deeply once a week.
It needs to be pruned post-flowering.
Should be given balanced fertilization in late winter or early spring.
Cold Hardiness: Through zone 5
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