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'Natal Briar' rose Description
'Natal Briar' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Stefanie Seydack
HMF Ratings:
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Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
Light pink Hybrid Multiflora.
Hybrid Canina, Hybrid Multiflora, Understock.  
Light pink.  Average diameter 2".  Double (17-25 petals) bloom form.  
Tall, arching, climbing.  
Height of up to 15' (up to 455 cm).  Width of up to 30' (up to 915 cm).
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 Member Comments].
If you know the parentage of this rose, or other details, please contact us.
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.
See also patent of 'SELaurum' for mention of R. canina 'Natal Briar'
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