Fourth Year ROS Bluebird - Time to Prune?
I have a 18" ROS that has lasted thru 3 New England winters.
Grown from a seed, I have been wishing and hoping for a bloom maybe this year? Their bloom time is late summer, I know, but I just read a post that said pruning helps the ROS grow new branches and will help it bloom? I know the old saying, "Prune to bloom." Does this apply here? Currently it has one main stem, and looks like a miniature tree. I actually like it's shape, and don't want to prune, but will if it gives me the first blossom! pATIENCE is a virtue, but I can't stand the wait! Does it normally take 4 years to get a blossom on a ROS seedling? Is it because of our winters?
Anybody wanna post a PHOTO of Bluebird to show how lovely they are?