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How to get a 'leggy' tree rose to bush out

Posted by gardenut 5 (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 30, 07 at 13:36

I have a tree rose of Hot Cocoa. It was a cleareance Roses that I got last year at 75% off becasue one of the 3 grafts had died. The other two are in great shape but they are long and leggy and the rose looks lop sided and just plain pitiful. I have tried to prune it but am afraid to be too aggressive because I am not sure how to prune a tree rose. I have had great luck rooting the cuttings that I get when I prune but the tree rose isn't looking much better. Any advice?

Thanks in advance for any help!

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RE: How to get a 'leggy' tree rose to bush out

I would say, you aren't pruning a tree rose, you are pruning a floribunda, and of course they can take severe pruning. Deadhead so that when all the stems are deadheaded, you have a relatively compact shape. Eventually it will fill in. It may be possible to train some stems over into the gap if you want to hurry that along.

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