Can I lightly prune 3 very large knock out roses in early December.

Asked December 4, 2016, 2:17 PM EST

Can I lightly prune 3 very large knock out roses in early December.

Northampton County Pennsylvania pruning knockout roses shrub

1 Response

It would not hurt to lightly prune the roses now. However, the best time to prune is early spring about March to approximately 24 inches. Cutting them back very severely, like a hybrid tea rose, is not recommended. See more pruning information
http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/rose-rosenot-always-look-%E2%80%98knock-out%E2%80%99-landscape-roses
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