Should I cut my rose bush back to start new growth?

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 29, 2018
    roses should only be pruned when dormant
  • Gwa30444420 Gwa30444420 on Apr 29, 2018
    I did..trying to KILL my rosebush .....It skipped a year but came out full the next year..cut away but leave two shoots so yours come back sooner!
  • Sandra M. Willis Sandra M. Willis on Apr 29, 2018
    Yes, but it should be done in early Spring. Like yesterday. It's probably too late for this year, depending on where you live. If you live somewhere where roses haven't started putting out new growth or just a little new growth, do it now. I live in the South and it's too late.
  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Apr 29, 2018
    In general, you will be pruning just before the plant breaks dormancy after spring's final frost. This will be early in the year in warm climates, and anytime between January and April in cold climates.

    Good sanitation is important with rosees.
    Considerations to implement to provide good sanitation
    *Removal and destruction of diseased plant parts.
    *Pruning raking removal fallen leaves and dead flowers.
    *Destroy - don't compost fallen or diseased material- send to landfill or burn.
    *Continuous intervention-it's Ok-at any time -reassess and observe to remove diseased leaves, prune, rake away fallen foliage and debris.
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 29, 2018
    Roses should be cut back in spring as a rule..............
  • Susan krom Susan krom on Apr 29, 2018
    I have tried this both ways. Much better to cut it back-just got long stalks of nothing much when I didn't
  • MagnoliaMemories MagnoliaMemories on Apr 29, 2018
    Good morning Eileen! Here is an article about pruning rose bushes. I hope you find it helpful. Happy Gardening!
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