Should I cut off the shoots on my roses coming from the root stock?

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 13, 2017
    Yes ...remove the suckers as they will take the necessary nutrients from the bush.

  • Ellis Ellis on Jun 17, 2017
    Yes, the root stock is sometimes not the same as the bush grafted to it, so it may be a completely different rose.

  • C.B. C.B. on Jun 17, 2017
    Shoots coming up from root stock on roses is a great indicator that the root section is planted too deep in the soil. Root stocks are used as a base system for the new/graphed rose...what grows up from the main root stock is the 'original rose' plant...and will e an entirely different rose bush...usually an inferior, smaller rose bush.