Pruning roses - Knowledgebase Question

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

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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