Plant ID forum: Is this rose the dreaded multiflora?

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Name: June
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JuneOntario
Sep 19, 2013 7:36 AM CST
This rose has climbed about 15ft into a tree, has small round hips, slender green stems, a few curved thorns, and a little fringe around the base of the leaf where it joins the stem. I didn't think multiflora was hardy in my zone, but is this it?





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SongofJoy
Sep 19, 2013 7:56 AM CST
From what I can tell by the photos, it appears to be. If it has lots of small white blooms, you can be fairly certain it is.

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Sep 19, 2013 7:57 AM CST
Hi June: I don't know a thing about roses, just that they produce beautiful (and sometimes fragrant) blooms. Green Grin! So, I don't know if your plant in question is a dreaded pest or not but hopefully one of our great rose experts will be along soon to maybe help ID that type of rose.

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plantladylin
Sep 19, 2013 7:58 AM CST
Oops, looks likd SongofJoy and I cross posted. Smiling
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SongofJoy
Sep 19, 2013 8:06 AM CST
I wouldn't call myself a rose expert but we do have the multifloras around here. They aren't generally too popular (understatement). Smiling

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lovemyhouse
Sep 19, 2013 8:29 AM CST
Might try posting the question on the Ask ATP Webapp
http://garden.org/apps/ask/
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
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plantladylin
Sep 19, 2013 8:40 AM CST
Tee: I don't know roses so I had no clue what type it was but I knew someone would recognize it.


Debra: I think if posted on the Ask A Question Forum it would be moved back here since it's looking for a plant identification.
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lovemyhouse
Sep 19, 2013 8:41 AM CST
Ah, okay, that makes sense.
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Paul2032
Sep 19, 2013 8:43 AM CST
What color were the blossoms?
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Bonehead
Sep 19, 2013 8:59 AM CST
Hmm, learn something new all the time. I apparently have this as well. I've not found it to be awful, but it's definitely grown into a fairly large thicket over the years. I planted it in two spots in our pasture for a bit of screening, and it's worked well for that - hasn't so far gotten away from me, but I'll definitely keep an eye on it. When we had cows they kept it in check a bit. It now makes sense why my husband came home with this many years ago as a 'freebie' from a woman who encouraged him to take ALL of it...
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: June
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JuneOntario
Sep 19, 2013 9:02 AM CST
I missed seeing this rose when it was blooming, so I won't know the color of its flowers until next year. I do recall seeing a climbing rose with small white flowers about half a mile away, though.
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greene
Sep 19, 2013 9:05 AM CST
@Bonehead I know you didn't mean to make a joke just now, but my sick mind is thinking - thank goodness the
'freebie' was a plant. I will now go stand in the corner until I can learn to behave properly.
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Name: June
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JuneOntario
Sep 19, 2013 9:05 AM CST
If my wild rose really is the invasive multiflora, I'm glad I have deer to keep it under control!
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JuneOntario
Sep 19, 2013 9:37 AM CST
Going through my photo archive, I found a pic I took a couple of years ago of the other rose bush about half a mile away. It does look like multiflora - this one was not climbing, but presumably only because it wasn't next to a tree!

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Sep 19, 2013 10:43 AM CST
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Horntoad
Sep 19, 2013 11:47 AM CST
JuneOntario said:If my wild rose really is the invasive multiflora, I'm glad I have deer to keep it under control!


That is actually why invasive roses are a problem. It's not that they get out of control in the garden setting. It's that they produce tons of seed and are spread far and wide by the animals that it them. Once the animals redeposit them in the wild they take over and displace native plants. We have Macarney Roses, Rosa bracteata here, and they for impenetrable walls of thorns.

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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Sep 19, 2013 11:47 AM CST
JuneOntario said:If my wild rose really is the invasive multiflora, I'm glad I have deer to keep it under control!


That is actually why invasive roses are a problem. It's not that they get out of control in the garden setting. It's that they produce tons of seed and are spread far and wide by the animals that it them. Once the animals redeposit them in the wild they take over and displace native plants. We have Macarney Roses, Rosa bracteata here, and they for impenetrable walls of thorns.

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Name: June
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JuneOntario
Sep 19, 2013 2:57 PM CST
I meant that deer will eat new multiflora rose bushes to nubbins before the plants have a chance to bloom and set seed. That's probably why there are so few multifloras growing in this area. The deer have their uses!
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gardengus
Sep 19, 2013 5:39 PM CST
Goats too nodding
My two little ones just love roses and will eat them to death. There are places around here where you can rent a goat herd to do exactly that , eat your weeds to death especially roses.
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plantladylin
Sep 19, 2013 5:45 PM CST
gardengus said:Goats too nodding There are places around here where you can rent a goat herd to do exactly that , eat your weeds to death especially roses.
I have so many weeds; I NEED goats ... a herd of goats! Green Grin!

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