Running Roses on Trellis

I have a Rose Bush on a trellis.. But it is growing out so much and way pass the top of Trellis.. Can I just take Hedge Trimmers and just go up the bush and cut back. Or would this kill it.. It is getting very heavy and also against a window..

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  • Janice Janice on Jun 29, 2018
    Hi Linda, oh those climbing roses are SO beautiful but they can get out of hand. I've linked an article that will give you some tips about doing this...it mentions "sealing" the cuts so insects don't get in and infect the bush. I hope this is of help to you. Maybe let others know on Hometalk how this woks, if you get a chance after trimming. :)

  • Mary Lou Mary Lou on Jun 29, 2018
    Sounds like you live in a warm climate where your rose does not die back in the winter. You would need to selectively prune the rose and train it to stay on the trellis. This should be done in the fall when the rose is not actively growing. Prune off the runners back to the main stem. Does your rose bloom well?

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 29, 2018
    If you prune them now you will be cutting off the flowers, if there are branches that have no growth on it that can be pruned