I stayed up until 1am last night trying to identify it, and got it. Redleaf Rose, also called Rosa Glauca or Rosa Rubrifolia. Here is the wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_glauca. The flowers in the pictures of it were exactly like the flowers I saw in the spring, and I can see why I did not know it was a rose - the shape of the flowers is more like a small daisy. I'm so glad it's named, and thank you Sissy and Robin for your help.
Now that I have rose hips, I'm going to have to try to at least make tea. I'm reading that I should pick them after the first frost.
I'm trying to identify this shrub - one of the many beautiful plants inherited with the house. Some notes:- Parts of it were 5-6 feet tall last spring. We pruned it to about 3-4 feet, which is where it is now.
- Has small thorns.
- Flowers in spring were beautiful. They were pink and white. I did not take pictures of them.
- Berries are orange, pictures below. They are oval-shaped and have hips.
- Leaves are a dusty green, with hints of purple in them.
- It's a graceful, delicate shrub.
Thanks for any help!
Closeups of the berries: