The objective of the paper was to determine the elements of economic assessment of multiflora rose cultivation as an energy plant. A one - factor field experiment carried out in Mydlniki near Krakow in the years 2009-2013 was the object of the research. The impact of two doses of irradiation with laser beams of seedlings on the economic efficiency of multiflora rose cultivation was investigated. As a result of the research, it was stated that extensive cultivation of multiflora rose is economically profitable. The cost of seedlings (57.5%) constituted the highest share in costs of setting a plantation. A gross margin with a direct payment for one year long plantation was similar to the analogous value calculated for energy willow. Cultivation of multiflora rose may be an alternative for cultivation of energy willow especially on poor sandy soils.