Forms a small compact bush 60-120 cm in height. Flowers of creamy white sometimes a pale pink in May/June and are followed by the magnificent glossy hips. Prefers lighter soils in full sun, It is generally restricted to sand dunes or limestone pavements and typically has a coastal distribution when not on limestone. Burnet Rose plant used to be grown in gardens for use in herbal medicines. The leaves and the hips were used to make Burnet Rose Tea, while rose-hip syrup and even a liqueur can be made from the large purple hips. Also known as Rosa spinosissima and Scotch Rose.