Knockout Rose Bushes

Knock Out Rose Bushes


Anonymous added on April 10, 2018 | Answered

My knock out roses still have leaves on from last year. I notice green coming from the canes at the bottom of the bush. Would it be okay to prune them now and what to do with the dry leaves? I live in zone 4 or 5 ?


Share this Question:
Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Check here if you would like to receive notifications every time this question is answered.
You are subscribed to receive notifications whenever this question is answered.
ANSWERS
MichiganDot
Answered on April 10, 2018

The old saying is to prune roses with forsythia blooms. With the weather still unsettled where I live, I'm waiting even though I see the same thing on my Knock-Outs. If I see a leaf unfurl, I will prune. Pruning will remove many of the old leaves but I remove what is left on the plant and on the soil. I also noticed I have significant die-back from early severe cold last December. Make sure you prune back to clean white pith that has a thin circle of green just under the bark.

Was this answer useful?
00
Looking for more?
Here are more questions about Knockout Rose Bushes

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.