What's your question? Ask

Hyacinth Plant

Q.rose bush thorns are brown instead of green

Zone south africa, gauteng | broodrykheinrich added on April 9, 2015 | Answered

My rose bush’s thorns are brown instead of green and not flowering, though the leaves are green. What’s wrong and can I treat it?

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Answered on April 12, 2015

I would take a cutting from the rosebush and take it to a local university extension office or seek out a consulting rosarian in your area, they can look at the cutting firsthand to see what might be going on. This could be a bacteria problem that is getting started or it could be normal as some thorns are a dark maroon color and may appear brown. Better to take a cutting in and have it looked at than to try and treat the unknown.

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

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

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

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Hyacinth Plant
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert