Hedge roses - Knowledgebase Question

Grandville, Mi
Question by banklady569
June 27, 2009
my hedge rose bushes are scrawny at the bottom with yellow leaves but the tops have healthy green leves. What do they need?


Image
Answer from NGA
June 27, 2009

0

It isn't unusual for the oldest leaves, those towards the bottom and inner parts of the branches to die off this time of year. They are generally replaced once they drop. However, to keep the plants looking full and green, periodic shearing or pruning will force growth towards the center of the plant as well as all over the outside. And, since your rose will bloom on new growth, shearing or pruning it back will assure it looks not only neat and tidy, but full of healthy leaves and bursting with flowers. Give your shrub roses a little haircut and they should respond with lots of green growth. If you haven't fed them yet this year, now's a great time to do so. Best wishes with your roses.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by Whitebeard and is called "Delosperma cooperi"