But if rosehips are so nutritional, why would you choose to remove them? Well, when the hips appear, the plant is producing seed, which takes 10 times more energy than producing flowers. So, at this point, all of the plant’s energy is going into making the seeds.
If you do choose to remove them, it’s likely that it would encourage a new round of flowers if the weather is sunny enough. However, a sudden cold period can kill the new growth, but this can be pruned away. So, if you want more flowers, you’ll want to cut off the developing fruits.
When you spot the rosehips, you can either remove them for the chance of another round of flowers, harvest them for yourself, or leave them on for birds.
And your roses don’t have rosehips, this isn’t a cause for concern because many modern, repeat-flowering roses don’t have them.