Saint Louis, MO (Zone 5B)
|Rose bush doesnt have leaves from the bottom to top bare from the bottom then leaves half way up the rest of the way
|Answer from NGA
July 2, 2007
|Depending upon the type of rose bush you're growing, it could be quite normal. Hybrid tea roses have more foliage, especially if they are pruned down to 18-24" each spring. New growth begins there and typically the shrub looks dense and leafy. If you're not pruning your roses each spring, this could account for the leggy appearance.
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