Pruning a Weeping Tree Rose - Knowledgebase Question

Poolesville, MD
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Question by fosters6
February 11, 1998
I have a weeping tree rose that I purchased last year. I haven't yet pruned it because I'm not quite sure how far back/when to cut the branches. Please advise.

Answer from NGA
February 11, 1998
Ideally, your rose should be pruned in late winter, while it's dormant. Cut top shoots back to 6-8". Normally, floribunda and grandiflora roses should have 4 to 6 buds per shoot, and hybrid tea, only one or two. If you want to play it safe, leave a couple more buds per shoot just in case a late frost zaps the ones that grow first. These roses are tough and are vigorous enough to generate new growth without a problem. Still, I'd cover your rose on nights when temperatures are predicted to dip.

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