cutting back "knock out" roses - Knowledgebase Question

Cincinnati, Oh
Question by dnabuttelwer
June 12, 2009
I have several knock out roses that are getting too large, when and how can I cut them back?

Answer from NGA
June 12, 2009


Knockout roses don't really require maintenance pruning the way shrub roses do, you can remove any dead stems or over-zealous growth at any time of year. I use hedge shears to cut everything down to the same level, but you can selectively cut the branches if you prefer. Best wishes with your garden!

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