Rosa canina x rubiginosa (R. x nitidula)
An upright deciduous shrub of woodland, hedgerows, scrub, rocky grassland, sand dunes, cliffs, disused quarries and roadsides. It prefers well-drained calcareous soils. It has recently been found in urban areas where R. rubiginosa has been used for landscaping. It is fertile and backcrossing is frequent. Lowland.
The distribution of this hybrid is probably stable, although it is almost certainly under-recorded. Back-crosses are likely to be recorded as one or other parent.
Wider distribution uncertain.
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