Rose Pruning Simplified

January and February are the best months to prune roses in San Diego. Here are four easy steps to help you get the job done.

1. Remove dead or damaged canes, as well as small, twiggy ones.

2. Remove canes that are growing toward the center of the shrub to create an open vase shape.

3. Cut back remaining canes by about two-thirds. Make cuts just above an outward-facing leaf node.

4. Remove all leaves from the remaining canes.

 

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