A scrambling deciduous shrub with robust stems that have prickles. The leaves have deeply-divided margins.
Associated with cultivation but establishes and persists in the wild.
Flowering in summer with berries ripening in autumn.
Widespread but occasional in the wild in Britain.
Uncommon or under recorded in the wild in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was only recorded in 1 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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