How to Prune Roses
January & February are the best time to prune roses
5 Easy Steps to Rose Pruning
Step 1: Using a clean, sharp Corona Aluminum Bypass Pruner and wearing extended sleeve rose gloves remove dead or damaged canes as well as small, twiggy ones.
Step 2: Only prune above the bud union. Remove canes that are growing towards the center of the shrub to create an open "vase" shape.
Step 3: Cut back remaining canes by about two-thirds. Make cuts just above an outward-facing leave node. Treat cane cuts with Bonide Pruning Sealer
Step 4: Remove all leaves from the remaining canes. Gather leaves to prevent the spread of any disease or bugs.
Step 5: Once new growth reaches 1 inch, feed with Dr. Earth® Rose & Flower Food.
Corona Aluminum Bypass Pruner
Designed for durability, strength, and sharpness. This is the pruner our experts use daily, for the best quality and comfort - perfect for pruning roses.
The extended sleeve synthetic leather glove protects hand and arms with a comfort-flex fit; perfect when pruning roses.
Bonide Pruning Sealer
Apply this easy-to-use sealant on freshly pruned roses, shrubs or trees. Creates a breathable barrier from pests, insects and disease
Dr. Earth Rose & Flower Food
100% Organic blend of nutrients with beneficial soil microbes formulated to grow and promote exceptional buds and blooms.