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Q.Pruning Rose Bushes

Zone Braintree | Hair added on July 23, 2020 | Answered

How far can you prune them back as I need to replace the posts and trellis.

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Answered on July 26, 2020

Normally, roses are pruned in spring or in fall when dormant. However, others say that is old advice and pruning during growing season allows quick healing of cuts.

You can cut shrub roses back by about half if needed. Cutting back climbers may sacrifice blooms if next year's blooms are already developing. If they are Knock Out roses, they are pretty forgiving and you can cut them back by half now and it shouldn't hurt them.




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