Knockout Rose Bushes

Why Are My Double Knockout Roses Not Growing?


kristiemmie added on June 11, 2015 | Answered

I planted 2 double knockout roses last year. One is doing wonderful. The other one blooms at the beginning of spring and now it has stopped and is not growing. I have fertilized them both. The one that is not doing as well is shaded by a by a pine tree. But it still gets sun. Help...


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roseman
Answered on June 13, 2015

You hit the problem on the head. The pine tree shading the rosebush is causing the issue. The Knockout roses, as with most other roses, love their sun. To get the best performance they need lots of sun, apparently the pine tree is shading it too much. I have seen this in my own rose beds too. In some of those cases I was able to prune up the tree so that more sun came through. In others I had to move the rosebush.

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