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Thank you, should we prune it way back?
Hello, thanks for the followup question. I would not suggest any heavy pruning which might result in new growth that would be damaged by the coming winter weather. Follow the suggestions below from the links I provided.
Climate often determines the best pruning time. Roses normally need a light fall pruning and a more thorough spring pruning.
Keep these factors in mind when pruning any roses:
- Remove all dead wood.
- Remove wood that is diseased, broken or injured in any way.
- Remove any basal shoots on budded plants that are different from the main plant.
- Remove branches that cross through the center of the plant or rub on other branches.
- Prune to improve the shape of the plant.
- Prune to provide good air movement through and around the plant.
- Make cuts slightly above a strong bud that faces the outside of the plant.
- Make all cuts clean and smooth by using sharp, disinfected pruning shears or knives