Pruning Old Roses
Pruning Old Fashioned Rose Bushes
Pruning old roses, when to prune old fashioned rose bushes, and the best time for pruning old antique roses, that's
what this page is all about.
If you have old garden roses, and you don't know a lot about pruning roses, and how to prune old roses, you'll
need this rose pruning information for old garden roses.
Basic Pruning Information For Old Roses
The Correct 45 Degree Angle Cut Above A Leaf Bud
Trim off about 1/3 of last years growth. Make a clean cut, right above a leaf bud. Prune to ouside facing buds only. Leave
all good flower producing canes, but remove one old cane for every new cane, at the base.
Remove all old foilage, and clean up all debris and weeds from the flowerbed. You should seal all cuts with white glue, if
you live, where cane borers are a pest problem.
Use a dormant rose spray to remove insects, pests and diseases that over wintered.
When To Prune Old Fashioned Rose Bushes
Jacques Cartier Rose, A Fine Old Hybrid Perpetual Rose
When to prune Gallica, Damask, Alba, Centifolia and Moss Roses:
Prune these roses only during the summer
they finish blooming.
When to prune Bourbon, Hybrid Perpetual, repeat-flowering Moss, Wild Roses and English Roses:
winter or early spring for cold regions. In California or warmer climate areas, prune January 1st to February 15.
When to prune Tea, China and Noisette roses: Prune these roses July - August.
What To Prune
Cut out all dead and damaged woood, and also cut out, or pull off all root suckers.
Tips For Pruning Old Roses
Damask roses do not like to be hard pruned. Only prune back each flowering shoot a few inches.