Category: Pruning Roses Questions and Answers
I plan on covering them with leafs.
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7 Responses to “Should I prune/cut down my Roses now that it’s 30* . How short?”
i don’t think u should. if they r pretty, then keep them
I think that the professional way of doing this is as follows. And yes you should prune them now. you need to look on the limb for the limb that has 5 leafs you should cut them at that point.
You should have cut them about a month earlier.. now.. it is freezing weather and they probably would not die but it would tend to do them harm.. NOW… I would wait until early(early) spring and cut them back to about 12″ from the ground… Next year try to do it sooner.. I always like.. about a month before the first freeze
I always prune mine in March. I remove any sucker stems coming from ground level an cut off any damaged or dead stems. I cut off any stems rubbing other stems and anything pointing inward so air can circulate around the plant. The rest I cut to about half their length.
Hope this helps.
I was told you cut them back 5 leaves from the end of the stem. It seemed to work for me.
wait until january
I live in Michigan. I never cut my roses until the spring. When I did cut them in the fall they all died. I have approximately 20 rose bushes in my yard. I do put mulched leaves around the bottoms of the plants though.
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