Vascular – Exotic
Dicotyledonous Trees & Shrubs
The National Vegetation Survey (NVS) Databank is a physical archive and electronic databank containing records of over 94,000 vegetation survey plots - including data from over 19,000 permanent plots. NVS maintains a standard set of species code abbreviations that correspond to standard scientific plant names from the Ngä Tipu o Aotearoa - New Zealand Plants database.
Grows well in full sun or shade, loamy soils to eroded clay pans, and on moist to dry sites. Mainly in and close to settlements on roadsides, in waste places and shrubberies around old gardens.
Pinnately compound leaves divided into 7-9 leaflets. Stems are glabros, erect, and arching with curved, flattened, broad based thorns. Flowers are white to pinkish white with 1.0-1.5 cm long petals. The 5 sepals ate lanceolate and glabrous to peberulent. Rose hips are red, 6-9 mm long, ovoid and fleshy. eventually they become firm and remain on the plant in the winter months.
Japan, Korea and eastern China
multiflora: From late Latin, feminine of multiflorus meaning ‘bearing many flowers’
Seed, root sprouts and layering.
A medium sized bush is capable of producing 500,000 to 1,000,000 seeds.. viable for 10-20 years.
birds and other animals