Rose bush pruning and shrub ID

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by JCLawn and more, Jun 24, 2014.

  1. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
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    I know this rose bush is toast but there are some others that have new growth at the bottom of the bush and I am wondering if i can trim them all the way down? Also I was wondering if someone could tell me the exact name or better yet maybe tell me a site where I could ID them for the future. I know I could go to the greenhouse and they could just tell me, but I'd like to be informed.

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  2. windflower

    windflower LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It looks like a knock out rose. Could be almost any type if it has been sheared repeatedly. You can prune it nearly to the ground depending on type of rose. Some are grafted and anything sprouting below the graft, usually at the soil line, will not match the top of the plant.
     
  3. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    The rose is knockout and it wont recover.

    The others are Juniper, which will likely be replaced, and Yew which will also likely have to be replaced, they don't want to be kept small and wont take constant pruning.
     
  4. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yep I did find out they are knockouts. I don't think it's a juniper. It reminds me of a cedar tree. Lady at the greenhouse thought it was a type if arborvity shrub.
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  5. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
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    Other question is the local greenhouse has all of these for $40 a piece. Is $80 fair for pulling the old ones and replanting? There will be close to 10 replants.
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  6. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
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    anyone know what kind of juniper?
     
  7. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
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    Wonder what is killing them? Salt, dog pee etc. Are you responsible for the new plantings? If so I wouldn't plant anything until I know what happened to the others. Take your picture with you to the nursery. they'll ID it.
     
  8. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
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    You would think they would lol I feel like this is the blind leading the blind lol. The harsh winter accounted most everything. We went Dec-Feb without a thaw and most of that was 0 to -20 about every night. The toasted juniper I don't know. I guess its been dead for a few years.
     
  9. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
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    My nursery thinks its a global Arborvitae
     
  10. New2TheGreenIndustry

    New2TheGreenIndustry LawnSite Senior Member
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    From where I'm standing it looks like Juniper. Don't most Thuja(Arborvitae) have flat branchlets and leaves? Almost fan like when separated.
     

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