Whether you’re deadheading, removing dead wood, or performing an annual pruning, make sure your cuts are no more than ¼ inch (5 mm) above a bud, and slope the cut away from the bud, to prevent water from collecting on it. Your cuts should always be clean, so keep your pruning shears sharp, and use pruning tools that are appropriately sized to whatever size stems you are cutting. To encourage an open-centered form, cut to an outward-facing bud. To encourage upright growth on roses with a spreading habit, prune a few of the stems to inward-facing buds. Prune any dieback to the healthy, white pith. Remove dead or diseased stems, as well as any that cross or are spindly. Your goal should be to have well-spaced stems that allow for a free flow of air. If pruning an established plant, remove any old wood that is flowering poorly, and use a saw to get rid of old stubs that are no longer producing new shoots. Other than climbing roses, you should prune newly planted roses hard, which encourages vigorous shoot production. When removing suckers, trace them back to the roots from which they are growing, and simply take them off.
Upon receipt, a bare-rooted Rose should be immersed in water for several hours.
Never let the plant dry out after soaking and before planting. If planting is to be delayed several
days, keep moist (especially the roots) and store in a cool place. If plant ing is to be delayed a week or
more, “heel in” the plant, temporarily cov er ing the roots with moist soil or peat. Plant in the spring
in a location with at least 6 hours of sunlight per day. Roses are widely tolerant of soils, but happiest
in a moisture retentive, well-drained soil slightly on the acid side and enhanced with humus
or decayed organic matter.
Space 4 to 10 feet apart, depending on ultimate spread or use. In areas
where temperatures drop below 0° F., set so that the bud union (if plants are budded) is 2 inches
below ground level; in warmer areas, set so that the union is above or just about at ground level.
Meidiland roses are grown on their own roots, and therefore, are not budded. Mound additional
soil or compost around canes to a height of 2 inches from the cane ends to prevent moisture loss.
When buds start to swell, usually about 7 to 10 days after planting, remove mounded soil or mulch.
We recommend a 2-inch year-round mulch over the soil surface. A strong stake is advisable for the
taller growing varieties if planted in a location subject to wind.
display resistance to pests and disease; however, precautionary mea sures are advisable on a reduced
schedule. Fertilize with a standard rose fertilizer after growth has com menced and periodically (as
per instructions) up until late summer.
(Fertilizing in the fall can cause soft growth and subject
plants to winter injury.) Prune Hybrid Teas, Floribundas, English, and other modern shrub types
in early spring before new growth starts, removing any dead, weak or old wood and cutting the
plant by 2/3 to 1/2 its length. Taller, more vigorous varieties can be pruned less to allow them to
develop an attractive shrub form; however, flowering may be less continuous. Climbers should be
pruned in early spring to remove only a few of the older, thicker canes that no longer flower well.
The remaining canes can be lightly pruned for shaping as needed. Old-fashioned types that don’t
rebloom should only be pruned in midsummer after flowers fade to remove the older, thicker canes
and shorten the remaining canes as needed for shaping.
Winter care for tree roses:
night temperature averages below freezing for 3 to 4 weeks and the plants become dormant, trim
the top canes about 5 or 6 inches. In zones 6 & 7, wrap the entire plant with strips of either burlap or
stem-wrapping paper (like used on tree trunks). begin wrapping from the bottom of the trunk, overlapping
the layers in and around the graft and the stems at the top of the plant, until only the tips
In zones 4 & 5, wrap trunk and top as described and then staple a cylinder of tar paper
around trunk. Then wrap a larger piece of burlap over the entire top of the rose, tying it tightly
to keep it in place. Finally, mound 6 to 8 inches of soil around the base of the plant.
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