A ROSE TREE?? - Knowledgebase Question

monroe, Ne
Question by richiecarol
June 22, 2010
I PURCHASED WHAT APPEARS TO BE A ROSE TREE FROM HOME DEPOT SEVERAL DAYS AGO. THE ONLY TAG WAS A WHITE BAND AROUND THE TRUNK WHICH SAYS


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Answer from NGA
June 22, 2010

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A tree rose is nothing more than a hybrid rose (in this case a carpet rose) grafted onto a vigorous root stock. You'll see the graft, a swollen area, somewhere on the tall stem. The graft is the most vulnerable part of the plant in terms of cold damage so you'll want to wrap the graft to protect it this winter. Aside from that, your tree rose will need the same care as any other rose - lots of sunshine, adequate water and periodic feeding. You can prune the top part of your rose to keep it symmetrical and to encourage lots of new flowers. If any sprouts appear along the trunk, just rub them out with your fingers. Enjoy your tree rose.

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