A Pruning Primer

Hickey, Thomas
March 2008
American Rose;Mar/Apr2008, Vol. 39 Issue 12, p12
The article provides an introduction to pruning roses. Rosarians' fear of causing harm to their roses by pruning is considered. Heavy pruning or cutting back large portions of rose canes is done in warmer climates with little cold weather to force the flower into dormancy. In colder climates, heavy pruning is done to get rid of winter-damaged canes. The act of light pruning, the equipment needed for hand pruning and pruning rose climbers are discussed.


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