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} Apr 13, Roger shows us an easy way to hard prune a bush rose in spring to encourage more flowers later in the summerAuthor: Roger Crookes.
Jul 26, The Benefit of Pruning Your Rose Bushes. There are many reasons why pruning a rose bush is important. Failing to prune your roses may lead to decreased blooms and a sick or even dead plant. Roses are notorious for being susceptible to a wide number of diseases. When you prune, you are helping the plant by cutting away dead and diseased canes. Sep 17, Shrub roses should always be pruned by cutting stems back to a healthy bud.
After you cut, look for healthy white wood in the cut. If it is brown, continue to cut until you reach white wood. Make your cuts at a degree angle, about 1/4 inch above a bud.
If the steps above sound daunting, you don't have to forgo growing roses.
Yearly Pruning Rose bush pruning should take place while the bushes are dormant in late February to early March, but you may also wait until early spring when new growth begins. Yearly pruning. Apr 01, A moderate pruning cuts the plant down to 18 to 24 inches high with 5 to 12 canes coming from the base. Do this if you want to improve the branching structure of your plants, which will encourage new growth and better flowering. A severe pruning takes roses down to 6 to 10 inches in height and 3 to 5 canes.