Knockout Rose Bushes
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Pruning knockout rose bush

Zone Lake Anna VA | phyllisriccelli@yahoo.com added on April 10, 2016 | Answered

My rose bush is already full of green leaves. Can I still cut it back?

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roseman
Answered on April 11, 2016

You might want to wait until it blooms or you will likely sacrifice many blooms in the first bloom cycle. If just a light pruning back is all you want to do, then you would likely be okay. However if it is a big shaping pruning, I would wait until the first flush of blooms is just starting to die back. Then prune them back, feed them and water well.

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