Rose - Knowledgebase Question

Sebring, Fe
Question by gaplants
October 10, 2009
We found a potted rose that had grown about 45 feet into an Oak Tree. We transplanted it to a better location. It has grown a rather large bush but no roses. Any ideas on how to make it bloom?

Answer from NGA
October 10, 2009


Wow! What a rose! Roses flower best in full sunshine and they develop flowers on new growth so pruning it back will help it develop flowering shoots. It sounds like a climber or a rambling rose. In this case, it will flower on lateral shoots that come from the main stems. Pruning yours back a bit should encourage laterals and flowers. Try on just one portion of the shrub to see how it reacts to pruning. I think you'll see a nice improvement. If so, prune the rest of it back.

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