Why won't my climbing roses bud? - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by Skstobaugh
June 3, 2010
I planted roses (7 sisters) along my porch railing. The greenery is healthy and climbing. However, I haven't had one single bud in 2 years. They are in sandy soil and I do feed them and prune them. Why won't they produce buds?

Answer from NGA
June 3, 2010


Climbing roses flower on lateral stems that grow off the main upright stems. If you're not getting lateral branches, your rose isn't quite mature enough to flower. You can try pruning back the top of the plant to encourage lateral growth. I hope this does the trick for you!

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