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May 15, 2020 6:36 PM CST
Centennial Colorado
I have a rose bush where all the stems look dead, but there are green leaves coming from the bottom. If the branches are indeed dead... do I cut them all the way down to the bottom ? I live in colorado and it is May 15th
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May 15, 2020 9:47 PM CST
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Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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You can always cut off anything dead.
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May 15, 2020 10:15 PM CST
Centennial Colorado
OKay. It will be the whole bush.
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May 16, 2020 10:44 AM CST
Coastal Southern California (Zone 13a)
In that case, the growth at the bottom might well be rootstock. It's common for rootstock to take off when the scion dies. YOU DON'T WANT IT. Buying a new rose is probably your best bet.
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