The Q&A Archives: Pruning Shrub Roses

Question: I planted shrub roses for the first time last year. Do you prune shrub roses and if so, how much do you prune?

Answer: Most shrub roses are easy to grow and require little care, other than regular watering and occasional fertilizing. While they don't require much pruning, you'll still want to remove the faded flowers to keep them blooming over the entire season. A light shearing in late winter or early spring will keep them compact. As they mature you may want to prune back more severely to keep shrub roses in bounds.

« Click to go to the homepage

» Ask a question of your own

Q&A Library Searching Tips

  • When singular and plural spellings differ, as in peony and peonies, try both.
  • Search terms are not case sensitive.

Today's site banner is by cocoajuno and is called "Here's looking at you."