Pruning/cutting Rosa Rugosa - Knowledgebase Question

Bala Cynwyd, PA
Question by wjansjr
August 30, 1999
I need to know the method of pruning/cutting Rosa Rugosa. Will cutting it back promote new growth and how far should it be cut back?

Answer from NGA
August 30, 1999


In contrast to the hybrid tea type of roses, rugosas do not require much pruning at all. Each winter, simply remove any dead wood.

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