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} when do you cut back your rose bushes Pruning Roses. We said in last month's newsletter that choosing the right time to prune Arizona roses is difficult.
The Cooperative Extension has a pamphlet on Roses for Arizona.
Ideally, they should be pruned two weeks before the buds swell. Some gardeners simply"sense" when this is about to happen. (One St. David gardener. Sep 21, Trim your roses between mid December and mid January, which is the ideal time if you live in Arizona. If you have shrub roses, floribunda’s, hybrid teas, or grandiflora roses, trim them back to knee height. Do a light trim after September Trim off only approximately ¼ of the rose bush.
They should be pruned just after the flowers finish, although you can remove dead or unwanted branches at anytime. In the summer, prune rose bushes to remove dead or diseased branches. Make the cuts one inch below the diseased branch, so only healthy wood remains. Dec 10, Answer: The pruning of roses is recommended twice per year in Tucson.
We said in last month's newsletter that choosing the right time to prune Arizona roses is difficult.
The first pruning can be done in late January to a height of 15 inches or so. This time remove all dead wood, crossing Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins.