rose tree - Knowledgebase Question

Oak Glen, CA (Zone 8B)
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Question by crystalgarre
August 30, 2005
I got a rose tree from a freind a month ago. I went on vacation for 3 days and my friend forgot to water it. Most of the leave a dry but, there are still some green stems. I am not sure what to do. When I have cut back a stem before it turns brown and it does't grow. Can you please help me?

Answer from NGA
August 30, 2005
If your rose went without water for a few days it probably didn't suffer too much damage. It's natural for the leaves to turn brown under droughty conditions, but the stems may still be full of life. Prune the stems down until you find healthy green tissue. If the roots are still healthy, the stems will develop new leaves. Best wishes with your rose!

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