Rosa multiflora
Common name: 
Multiflora Rose
Pronunciation: 
RO-za mul-ti-FLO-ra
Family: 
Rosaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
Yes
  • Deciduous shrub, 10 x 15 ft (3-4.5 m), climbing, long slender arching branches, moderately prickly, sometimes thornless.  Leaves odd-pinnate, (usually 7 or 9 leaflets), obovate to oblong, 1.5-3 cm long, serrate, pubescent, persisting into winter.  Flowers white, about 2 cm across, many in large, conical clusters (panicle), fragrant.  Fruit red, 6 mm, globular to egg-shaped hip. Several cultivars.
  • Sun, tolerates dry, heavy soil, used in highway plantings in Oregon.   It can be invasive, and has become a weed in the mid-west (their "blackberry").
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 5      Native to Japan and Korea; escaped from cultivation in the US.
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: in the south border of the parking lot north of Sackett dorm.
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  • plant habit, flowering

    plant habit, flowering

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    flower clusters and leaves

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    flower cluster

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