Roses forum: Where should I prune this rose bush to make it wider?

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front123
Jul 10, 2017 8:07 PM CST
I have a Bellaroma rose bush that is pretty tall and skinny. It just has 2 tall canes. (See pictures) I need some advice to of where to prune it. How low can I go to make it wider?
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Sydney, Australia (Zone 10b)
Protoavis
Jul 11, 2017 4:09 AM CST
you can cut it fairly low, you could easy cut 2/3rds of it without worry, just look for points where new branches grow and make sure a few of those remain.

However saying that, Bellaroma is a hybrid tea, long stems is what they do given the class was largely bred for floristry. The plant pictured will fill out as it becomes more established (looks like it's fairly new can often take 3+ years for a rose to properly settle in) but if you're looking for a bush/shrub type look hybrid tea isn't the best way to go since it's often going against what they were bred to do.
Anyone with oryzalin (aka Surflan, Embargo), am looking for a small amount rather than 5litres from manufacturer (min size in Australia....)
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Jul 12, 2017 7:23 AM CST
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