A pretty British native shrub, the dog rose produces open white flowers blushed with pink in early summer. These are followed by glossy bright red rose hips in autumn which are beloved by birds and small mammals. A vigorous arching habit makes Rosa canina ideal for hedging along garden boundaries where the thorny stems knit together to create an effective barrier. Dog roses thrive in even the poorest soil and are easy to grow and maintain. Fantastic for pollinating insects, birds and mammals, the dog rose is an excellent addition to a mixed native hedge. Height: 4m (13′). Spread: 2.5m (8′). Supplied as 60 – 90cm bareroots (24 – 35). Planting Distance: 60cm (24).