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Q.Please, Help! My 3 Year Old Knock Out Rose Bush Just Fell Over!

Zone 23452 | Anonymous added on March 18, 2022 | Answered

I just went out to cut a knock out rose back a bit. It only gets about 3-4 hours of sun in the summer, so it’s leggy. It looks like something cut the main root below ground and there is only a 5 inch diameter of small roots. Praying it’s not a vole. I dipped it in root stimulus and potted it so I can keep an eye on it. How can I help it grow more roots? Should I skip pruning? Thanks

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Answered on March 20, 2022

Yes, you can skip pruning because you want it to focus on growing roots. Keep it watered and continue good rose care to help it recover.


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