Rosa Arvensis (Field Rose)- A native, deciduous medium sized rose with a climbing or rambling habit. Its slender branches are lined with bright shiny leaves and in the spring bare delicate white flowers which are followed by dark red berries in the autumn. Often, the field rose is able to retain its leaves well into the winter. Its thorns are hooked and sparsely spread along the stem. Makes a great addition to a hedgerow as well as to woodland edges and scrubland. Its attractive flower provides pollen for bees and its fruits a food source for birds and small mammals.
Fruit: Its fruits make a great food source for birds during the winter months.
Soil Types/Habitat: It prefers neutral, lime rich and heavy clay soils but can grow well in most areas.