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Best Time For Pruning Rose Bushes

Right Time For Pruning Roses:

Majority of roses bloom on fresh wood so pruning should take place in early spring that is when you notice bud eyes on canes that begin to plump or roses start to turn pink.

Best Time For Pruning In Warm Climate:

Roses in warm climate like southern California , Arizona or Florida should be pruned at the onset of winter or the late fall, and just when the cool weather bring rain with it.

But if you are uncertain about the right time or the right way to prune roses, consult the local rose gardener to ensure about the pruning and get the right advice about the time according to the place you live.

Best Time For Pruning In Cold Climate:

The climate in which you live is very cold and you need to cover your roses and protect them from the winter or you have to bury the roses, then the right time to prune is when there is no risk of freezing weather and have your roses opened up.

If at all you have the forsythia bushes anywhere near you, then watch when they start to bloom and then start to prune the roses.

Method Of Pruning Roses Or How To Select Canes For Pruning?

best time for pruning rose bushes


After you are sure of the time and the period of running the roses, the next step is to select the canes to prune and save the ones for growing as these give blooms but all the others should be removed.

Keep the ones that are green and thick and healthy. The unwanted ones look old and are gray or brown in color. The get rid of the small and the twiggy canes which are not healthy looking.

The canes should be spread in such a manner that they are even and manageable, and leave the open to air and light without any congestion of canes. The finishing of the pruned plant should be created like a cup and the canes on the outside.

The canes should be selected by determining the strength and age of the plant and for the new plant leave maximum five canes.


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