How deep - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by elfiebrubm52
April 29, 2007
How deep must the soil be to plant roses?

Answer from NGA
April 29, 2007
Roses are deep rooted plants, so the deeper the better. When you prepare the soil you want to loosen it down at least 18 inches, more if you can, for a normal rose bush. You also want to dig the hole several feet wide to accommodate the roots as they grow. If you are thinking of planting a rose in a container, a half whiskey barrel size would do. If you have rock beneath a thin layer of soil, you may want to consider a raised bed for roses, or possibly grow something else that is less demanding in terms of soil. I hope this answers your question.

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