the rose in question was Rosa rugosa. (maybe R. multiflora too but ive not heard of that one being used). anyway i have no experience with it whatsoever but it was said to be stock-tight, it is beautiful to look at and fragrant too i think, and it will get away from u unless u r vigilant. also hedges do consume a lot of space--hundreds of feet of fenceline, say 8-10 feet thick. good wildlife habitat tho. i'm considering some type of hedge for fencerow myself but i have other priorities first. like a house.