Moving Climbing Rose - Knowledgebase Question

Danville, KY (Zone 6A)
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Question by freshinfo
July 1, 2005
We built a deck onto the house, and my climbing rose bush, on an archway has fallen over. I had to take if off of the arch. Can iImove it, or maybe prune it way back, and transplant it at another time of year? thank you

Answer from NGA
July 1, 2005
It is always easier on plants if you move them during the cooler months of spring or fall. Roses respond best if they're pruned and/or moved while they're dormant. However, it doesn't sound as though you have much choice in the matter. My first suggestion is that you prune it way back now and move it this winter. If that's not an option, prune it back and move it now, but expect it to sulk for quite some time before it flowers for you. Best wishes with your rose!

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