Asked on May 16, 2017

Is it too late to trim rose bushes that are blooming?

Naomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CADavidTammy Blair Wood


5 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 16, 2017

    Yes you will cut off the rest of the flowers for the season.It will be in your best interest to prune in the fall when they have finished flowering for the season.
  • Goldrushgal
    on May 16, 2017

    I always dead head the spent blooms to keep the rosehips from forming until the end of the season. More blooms, roses stop blooming once the seeds are set in the rose hips. Then prune in the fall.
  • Tammy Blair Wood
    on May 16, 2017

    No it is not . Especially w/knock out roses. I trim mine all imes of the year . Good Luck :)
  • David
    on May 16, 2017

    No, trim them as the rose flowers die. You can trim them to grow the way you want.
  • There is a difference between "trimming" and "pruning" - trimming is deadheading the spent blooms, the better you are at deadheading, the more blooms you will have - so trim or deadhead your roses but do not "prune" until the season is over or what is deemed best for your area.
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