Lots of spines!!
Leaves: alternate, pinnately compound, 5 to 9 leaflets, elliptic-obovate, 1 to 2 inches long lustrous and dark green glabrous above, fuzzy beneath, with tomentose petioles
Fruit: red, long persisting, globular and smooth
Twigs: Stout, densely bristly and prickly
Growth habit: upright, dense, coarse shrub
Flowers:, rose, purple, white: 21/2 to 31/2 inches across, fragrant, solitary or in clusters