After flowering, many rose varieties produce rosehips as a kind of bonus.
Climbing roses will have long branches full of rosehips, but certain shrub roses will also display attractive branches with rosehips. They come in various sizes, shapes and colours. All are edible, but their flavour depends on the variety Rosehips are very rich in vitamin C and can be used to make jam, syrup or tea. All good reasons not to deadhead their last faded flowers! They make real eye-catchers in autumn. Besides this, birds enjoy feeding on them during the autumn and winter months.