|Rosa glauca (rubrifolia)|
It is a deciduous arching shrub of sparsely bristled and thorny cinnamon-coloured arching canes up to 6ft tall. Its leaves are glaucous blue-green and covered with a waxy bloom. They have fragile, clear pink flowers that are produced in clusters. The fruit is dark red hip.
The hips are early this year as they are not really meant to appear till autumn. I transplanted it a couple of years ago as it outgrew its space, it is fairly vigorous. My neighbour has one also which has grown up the dividing fence and continues on my side. It is very striking in the border even though the flowers are short lived.