Cloning a Rose

Anonymous added on October 15, 2014 | Answered

Neighbor has a rose tree 30 years plus, type that produces roses in clusters that are beautiful red. Can these be cloned for planting elsewhere as bushes can be?

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Answered on October 20, 2014

A tree rose is actually a grafted rosebush. The bottom part that forms the trunk can be another rosebush that is grown for its long canes and then a desired rosebush grafted on top of a cane. Some are also grafter on the top part of a young apple tree. So, if cutting of the canes are taken from the top part of the rose tree and rooted, you will get a typical rosebush not a tree rose. In some cases the root system of such rosebushes from cuttings is not strong enough to survive winter in harsh climate zones. Here is a link to an article on tree roses for you:

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