pruningbushes - Knowledgebase Question

bellbuckle, tn
Question by darlamae1
September 23, 2006
is it safe to cut back knockout roses in mid, september?


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Answer from NGA
September 23, 2006

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I would wait and cut them back in the spring. The reason is that late season pruning will stimulate late season growth that will not have time to harden before winter. This can increase the amount of winter damage and stress to your plant.

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