Multiflora Rose

(Rosa multiflora)

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.

  • USDA Zone
    3-8
    Height
    6’-15’
    Width
    10’
  • Light
    Full sun to partial shade
    Soil
    Well-drained, yet moist

Flower

  • Size
    1”-2”
    Blooming Season
    Late spring or early summer
    Fragrance
    Mild
  • Colors:
    White

Care

Watering
Pruning
Fertilization

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.

  • Pairs Well With
    Not available

Cold Hardiness: Through zone 5

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by | Updated : September 26, 2020

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