The Q&A Archives: Preparing Roses For New Season in Low Desert

Question: In preparing roses for a new season we prune the bush and remove all leaves. What about roses that have continues to bloom all winter and leaves have remained fresh and growing; are these leaves to be removed too?

Answer: Different types of roses have different pruning requirements. Assuming you have hybrid teas, yes, they get pruned even if they are still blooming. Since roses can bloom through the winter here in the low desert, it seems odd to trim them back, but it is required to promote their major bloom season, which starts about April here.

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