Asked on Oct 20, 2017

When's the best time to cut raspberries and roses back, fall or spring

Nancy TurnerRoxaneg

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  • Roxaneg
    on Oct 20, 2017

    Roses should be pruned in late winter, early spring or anytime between January and April in cold climates. Raspberries are pruned in early spring.
  • Nancy Turner
    on Oct 20, 2017

    There are differing ways to do the raspberries. Some cut them back in the fall, some after the new growth appears. I never had anyone tell me anything about them, so I always cut back all the dead wood in the spring after the canes are putting out buds. That way I could tell what canes had berries last year and what canes are still viable. You can do it either way. Roses I can't tell you anything about cutting them back as I don't have enough sun for them to prosper in my yard. Sorry!
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