Do not select a plant that will eventually outgrow its site.
Sep 17, When to Prune Shrub Roses Deadheading, or the removal of spent flowers, should be done constantly throughout the growing season. However, the majority of shrub rose pruning to shape the plant should occur in the spring. But you can remove any broken or diseased portions as soon as you Estimated Reading Time: 5 mins. Rose bushes are pruned two times each year -- spring and fall. Fall pruning prepares roses for colder weather when the plants do not have as much energy for growth and bloom development.
Fall pruning is lighter than spring pruning and can be thought of as grooming rather than heavy pruning. Steps to Fall Cleanup of Roses Prune out small or crossing canes that could be whipped around during windstorms and create stem wounds. Remove all top-heavy canes that could break during a windstorm.
No additional pruning is needed on newly planted hedges until the next spring.
Bring all canes down to a uniform height of 4 to 5 feet or secure to a structure. In the late fall, prune roses back by about one-third of their height. This helps prevent breaking of canes in winter winds.
Climbing Roses: Old-fashioned rambling roses and one-time spring-blooming climbers produce best shoots growing off one-year-old wood, and they should not be pruned until after they flower. “Pruning in fall will kill them” said Jacko, a rose expert who grows varieties at her home in Hinckley.
Pruned roses lose food stored in the branches that will keep roots healthy over treeclear.barted Reading Time: 3 mins.