Photographs: County Cork
Deep pink-red flowers, 5-petalled. Sticky young shoots.
Shiny mid to dark green leaves, leathery, stalkless, alternate.
Finely-toothed leaves. Slightly frost-tender. Height: To 3m.
Relic of cultivation, also self-seeded on waste ground, roadsides, woodland,
walls, hedge banks. Found in S, W, N coastal areas, also inland in SW Ireland.
Naturalised garden escape, increasing.