Also known as Sweet Briar, is a dense, prickly habit makes it perfect for using against a boundary, and it’s also suitable for using as part of a mixed wildlife hedge. It can grow in a variety of locations, including coastal regions.
It has a lovely scent of apples, especially after rain. Bright to light pink single flowers with golden stamens are borne in summer; these are very good for pollinators. Red hips follow in autumn, a great food source for birds. Sweet Briar is a lovely shrub for a wild garden, as part of an informal hedge or in a wildflower meadow.