Rose pruning: general tips

These general tips for rose pruning will help you improve the health and lifespan of any rose.

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Prevent suckers taking over by cutting them off at their point of origin.

Quick facts

Suitable for: All roses
Timing: See individual profiles
Difficulty: Moderate

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