How do I prune my bush roses

How do I prune my bush roses?

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  • Rowgop (Pam) Rowgop (Pam) on Dec 08, 2017
    Instructions For Pruning Roses

    Whether you are pruning rose bushes such as a hybrid tea rose or an old shrub rose, or a climbing rose, there are some general rules you ned to follow:

    A: Cut out dead wood, dead wood is dull brown or gray and no new growth is sprouting from it.

    B: Cut out damaged wood, sometimes weather conditions can snap, bend or crack the canes. You do not have to cut it all the way down to the base, however, if lower down undamaged parts show signs of life. Just cut back below the the damage and the cane will more than likely rcover.

    C: Remove misplaced or criss-crossed canes. These includes those that are rubbing together and growing in the wrong directions, for ex; toward the center of the bush. Cut these back as far as you can.

    D: Remove suckers, these are errant canes that emerge from below the graft union, or bulge, at the base of the rose bush.

    E: Prune to shape, after the above is done, take a look at the shape of the bush. Is it too wide or loop-sided? Go ahead and shape it to your liking, then cut back abou 1/3 to 1/2 off the top. If you cut back too drastically you will have larger but fewer blooms.

    Whenever you remove dead and spindly wood,or removing old canes, make the cut as close to the base as possible.

  • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on Dec 08, 2017
    depending on your location - and the variety of rose - timing is the issue -- this link can advise

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Dec 08, 2017
    Cut them in to a nice shape

  • Eloise Eloise on Dec 09, 2017
    YouTube has any number of videos on this subject: