Rose pruning: floribunda and hybrid tea roses

Rose pruning ensures that plants grow vigorously and flower well each year. If left unpruned, bush roses such as hybrid teas (large-flowered) and floribundas (cluster-flowered) can become a tangled mess of branches with very few flowers. Although often considered complicated, rose pruning is not difficult if you follow this guide. Such roses fall into RHS Pruning groups 15 and 16.

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Floribunda rose

Quick facts

Suitable for: All bush roses
Timing: Late winter to early spring
Difficulty: Moderate

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