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Old 12-08-2011, 06:53 PM
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Got new customer, She needs advice on this Rose. ASAP.

I know one of them needs a stake and rope but do you cut these down almost half way? Should I just dead head it? Not sure if the customer wants more little roses or prune them so there are less but larger ones. What kind of winter maintence on these?

Are they Western wild Rose, scotch Rose, or Red leaf Rose??? The state it's grown is CT.
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Old 12-08-2011, 06:59 PM
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:14 PM
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Aren't you up north? Well roses get pruned in Feb in our area, until then we leave them alone. And dead heading is always a good idea.
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:21 PM
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We prune them in SC in mid Feb also. Cut back to about 6-8 inches tall. If you cut them now, all new growth will die off during the winter. I also don't believe that any "small" rose will get larger buds/ blossoms. Whatever size they are now they will remain that size.
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:30 PM
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To be honest Rose Maintence is my weak spot. I bought a few flower books this year and one book shows one that looks like this and it may be a Carpet Rose? I usually don't like asking people questions that can be looked up but I got 3 Rose species that can match up to the one my customer has.
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If you are in an area that gets alot of snow, you can cut them down to about six inches in the fall. Alot of people build up a "volcano" of soil to protect their rootball from the cold. Warmer climates usually don't prune until the spring.

The rule of thumb is to have an odd number of canes pruned to an outward pointing bud with no branches touching. It should kind of look like if you had your hand held with the fingers pointed upwards. (like you're holding a baseball)
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:49 PM
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Last year we had two feet on snow within 3 days. The rose on the right cleary has snow damage from last winter. I heard you can buy a plastic shield then fill it up with mulched leaves around the Rose bush during the winter. Does anyone know what kind of Roses these are? Instead of dead headed them I will just leave 8 inches of them I guess.
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Hard to tell but I think they are knock out roses. Mine have been in for three years and are a couple 2-3 feet taller but mine have also been pruned back each year. If I was to place leaves over my roses, I would cut them down to 6-8 inches first then cover them.
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:58 PM
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If you are in an area that gets alot of snow, you can cut them down to about six inches in the fall. Alot of people build up a "volcano" of soil to protect their rootball from the cold. Warmer climates usually don't prune until the spring.

The rule of thumb is to have an odd number of canes pruned to an outward pointing bud with no branches touching. It should kind of look like if you had your hand held with the fingers pointed upwards. (like you're holding a baseball)
This is the correct procedure and you should follow it. Problem is these roses look like they haven't been pruned in years! Client may be shocked when she sees how much you have to prune back.
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Old 12-08-2011, 08:05 PM
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I agree, I think they are blushing knockout rose's.

One more question............. Should I cut them down and leave them or tie them with a steak and string and then prune them?
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