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I have 2 rose bushes that I am looking to cut back and would like some advice before I do any long lasting damage. I've been reading several articles/videos which tell me different things and am now just confused.

The first rose bush has no new growth on stems, I was going to cut the thick stem (5) down to 30cm.

My 2nd bush has many new stems and was going to cut off everything that wasn't green...



  • Hi - I think the sort of pruning you do depends on what kind of rose they are (eg hybrid tea, rugosa etc). Do you know what they are? I am not expert enough to be able to identify them, but there are many rose experts on here who will hopefully be able to help.

    I do know, however, that this is not the time of year to prune - you do it between Dec and March.
  • I don't know what they are sorry but there is some flowers coming out if that helps identify them better.

  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 7,841
    ..the first one is a Rugosa shrub rose, probably 'Roseraie de l'Hay' as I see no hips on it... it's very hardy, just cut off what you don't want, do it whenever you want, except when it's coming into flower obviously, and it seems to be having a late flush best to wait until this bloom cycle is finished then hack off what you don't need..  

    ..the other is a repeat flowering bush rose, so just do as you thought and prune out the brown wood if there are no flowering buds at the top... otherwise wait until it's finished flowering.. 

    .. no problem, ... 
    East Anglia, England
  • Thanks for the info, looking forward to cleaning it up.
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