KVD (alba) slow to leaf out

thorn_grower(Zone 5)May 13, 2011

I pruned back this rose by at least half last yr.. It was 6-7ft and 9yrs old. It was one of my best performers, but last year it seemed old and tired and just not performing well ( like me hahaha)This year it is the last rose to start leafing out, is this normal after such a severe pruning.

Mark

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sadie_pnw

I have a KvD grafted onto multiflora from Pickering that is going into it's second spring. Of all the albas it is the slowest to leaf out. I follow Olga's advice on pruning the once bloomers and cut it back after it's small flowering display last spring. It grew back nicely but is slow to leaf out.

I did the same thing to all my once bloomers and KvD is the only leaf-laggard of the bunch. was this the first time you'd really pruned it? I have so little experience with the albas I don't really know - but maybe KvD leafs slowly after being pruned. Gean

    Bookmark   May 15, 2011 at 2:26AM
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sadie_pnw

I have a KvD grafted onto multiflora from Pickering that is going into it's second spring. Of all the albas it is the slowest to leaf out. I follow Olga's advice on pruning the once bloomers and cut it back after it's small flowering display last spring. It grew back nicely but is slow to leaf out.

I did the same thing to all my once bloomers and KvD is the only leaf-laggard of the bunch. was this the first time you'd really pruned it? I have so little experience with the albas I don't really know - but maybe KvD leafs slowly after being pruned.

Sorry for the double posting of my comments, but the comments didn't show up the first time I posted, but then whoops, now there are two. Gean

    Bookmark   May 15, 2011 at 2:37AM
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