Sweet briar is a perennial deciduous shrub which will climb and scramble through a native hedge, tree or trellis. It has prickly stems and the foliage has a lovely sweet fragrance of apple. There are simple pink flowers adorning the rambler in mid summer which are darker than a Dog rose. Bright red berries follow in the Autumn, to add extra interest. It is great when planted as part of a native hedge as it will provide much interest through the year, It can also be planted at the back of a border or against a wall in a sunny spot.
The flowers of the Sweet briar attract pollinators during mid summer. Later in the year, birds such as blackbirds, redwings and waxwing love the red berries.
Rose hips contain a high amount of Vitamin C and traditionally made into Rose hip syrup
Why not add a wild bird feeder to your order to help attract more birds to your garden.
Available to buy online or from The Blooming Wild Nursery, Somerset