Pruning roses - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by wsolari
February 11, 2011
When is the best time to prune back rose bushes?


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Answer from NGA
February 11, 2011
Roses can be pruned while they're dormant (late winter) or anytime between February and March, depending upon weather. I usually wait until I see the leaf buds beginning to swell on the canes before I prune my roses. This way I know where any winterkill is located and I can prune the canes back to an outside facing bud.

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