When to prune rose bushes?

Asked March 8, 2013, 1:30 PM EST

Hello, Is it too early to prune the rose bushes? What is a good height to prune them to?

Multnomah County Oregon

1 Response

Thank you for your question to Ask the Expert.

Early March is a great time to prune roses. Prune them to a uniform height around 18" high. Here is more information on the topic: http://county.wsu.edu/king/gardening/mg/factsheets/Fact%20Sheets/Secrets%20of%20Pruning%20Roses.pdf

Please let me know if you have any further questions.