Hello Everyone. I have a question regarding my climbing rose. I bought it thinking it was for my zone but I was way off. I'm in zone 2 and the rose is zone 4 or 5. I've had it for 3 years and its still doing o.k. My question is if the wood looks dead, is it? What I mean to say is the bottom part of the stems are green but the further up you go it looks dead. I did the stratch test on a top stem and there is no green. Someone told me that the "green" will grow up the stem.(I hope I'm making sense) lol
In the previous years I would always cut the dead looking branches but the roses never reached higher than 3 feet.
I think the name of the rose is "Gallaway Bay".
Thanks in advance for any advice.