Well pruned roses tend to live longer than roses who have been neglected.
Prune To Improve Quality: A correctly pruned rose has a better flower production with larger blooms. The entire plant looks nicer, making your garden look better.
An'Old Blush' rose, the best known of the China Roses
Prune To Control Size:
When a rose plant has reached it's mature size, proper trimming keeps it from growing out of bounds, so it fits it's allotted space in your garden.
Pale Apricot Rose
Prune For Beauty:
Trim the bush to shape it and to keep it attractive looking.
With the right cuts you can shape it to your liking. For example,
slender rather than wide.
If you like to watch a short video demonstration about pruning, click on the video below.
Now that you know why you need to trim your roses, it's important to find the requirements for different varieties.
Make sure to check out the variety of your rose before doing any cutting.
Click on the links below for detailed information on pruning different types of roses.