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'Natal Briar' rose Description
'Natal Briar' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Stefanie Seydack
HMF Ratings:
13 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Light pink Hybrid Multiflora.
Class:
Hybrid Multiflora, Understock.  
Bloom:
Light pink.  Average diameter 2".  Double (17-25 petals) bloom form.  
Habit:
Tall, arching, climbing.  
Height of up to 15' (up to 455 cm).  Width of up to 30' (up to 915 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 9b and warmer.  Prefers warmer sites.  Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. .  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
Breeder's notes:
One can safely accept that Natal Briar is a self seedling of Rosa multiflora and a Damask. It is known for a good 100 years to be growing wild in the coastal sub tropical climate of the Natal Province of South Africa at the Indian Ocean. [From Ludwig Tauschner. See his remarks under Comments & Questions]
Parentage:
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Notes:
Very tender. Originated in South Africa. Widely used in Western Europe in the cut rose industry since the 1990's for those roses that aren't grown own root.
 
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