Pruning - Knowledgebase Question

Beloit, Wi
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Question by boschi01
May 28, 2010
How do you prune Knockout roses? Where on the stem do you cut? Thank you

Answer from NGA
May 28, 2010
Unlike hybrid rose bushes, Knock Out roses don't require any special pruning. Trim them like a hedge, reducing their size with shears or a hedge trimmer. They will produce new flowering stems from just below the pruning cuts. I take mine back a third to a half each spring to keep them looking neat and tidy and to encourage lots of flowers.

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