Alba Roses form large shrubs with bluish grey leaves and usually white or pale pink, wonderfully scented flowers.
Probably the hardiest class of Old Roses: flat double flowers, all spring flowering with taller lax-growing habit. Some have attractive hips.
After flowering, cut out some of the old wood to encourage new basal shoots. Trim to keep the shape you want. If you want the hip display, leave pruning until late autumn.