How and when should you trim your rose bushes?

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  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Apr 07, 2017
    You're going to want to do it 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. If it's old roses you are tending, prunethem after blooming. Good luck!

  • 861650 861650 on Apr 18, 2017
    In North Carolina, we cut rose bushes back 10 to 12 inch in March and/or by April 1st and also the monkey grass and butterfly bush.

  • Elaine Freimuth Elaine Freimuth on Apr 21, 2017
    I trim mine back in fall!

  • Angela Ley Angela Ley on Apr 21, 2017
    I live in Ontario. I prune my roses every spring. Remove any dead branches/canes. Also remove anything that may look diseased or damaged. When trimming use sharp pruners and trim at a 45 degree angle. You want to "open" the bush to promote new growth. Pruning in the spring will not stop flowers later in the year. Check and see if you have a local horticulture society we page, the may have suggestions for your region.