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Is this a dog rose ? What is this?

hey guys was wondering if you could give me some kind of idea what this very spiky shrub starting to look like it needs cutting back now 

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  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,458
    Yes, very likely R. canina
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • MarlorenaMarlorena East AngliaPosts: 6,398
    I'd say it's Rosa rugosa actually...  
  • SkandiSkandi Northern DenmarkPosts: 1,454
    It's Rosa Rugosa I would say I don't know if you should cut it back or not as mine are windbreaks/weeds that I use the lawnmower on!
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,942
    I  cut mine right back to the ground at the start of Spring, it grows up well again, I didn’t even plant it here but it’s everywhere,  made a hedge on its own practically,  I think must be spread by birds. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • thanks guy just had a closer look and from what you both said it does certainly look like rosa rugosa thank for you both your help appreciated 
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,458
    Oops, I meant R. rugosa. Replied too fast.
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
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