Rose pruning: groundcover roses

Rose pruning ensures that plants grow vigorously and flower well each year. Most groundcover roses, whether shrubby or rambler types, require only light pruning. Many flower just once in summer and will bloom for years with little formal pruning. These roses fall into RHS Pruning group 19.

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Pruning a ground cover rose.

Quick facts

Suitable for: All groundcover roses
Timing: After flowering and in late winter
Difficulty: Easy

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