Types Of Rose Pruning Tips

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There are three types of pruning that can be done.

Type 1.

Hard pruning, Stems are cut back to three or four buds from the base.  This leaves short, sturdy stems about 12-15cm high. Newly planted bush roses and it is often used for some very weak-growing H.Ts and for rejuvenating neglected roses. Hard pruning should never be used on old roses.

Type 2.

Moderate Pruning, stems are cut back to about half of their length. Weaker than average stems should be reduced by more than this amount. This is good for the older roses.

Type 3.

Light Pruning, Stems are cut back to about two-thirds of length. This means that after the removal of all unwanted wood. The remaining stems are merely tipped. In special cases, however, light pruning is the only method to use.