When to cut back knockout roses

Asked October 17, 2017, 10:58 AM EDT

When to cut back knockout roses. These two plants were planted about three months ago and they've gotten leggy. I live In Ellicott City MD . The roses get full morning son I want them to become more Bushie

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1 Response

Here is our website on Knockout Roses and pruning. http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/rose-rosenot-always-look-%E2%80%98knock-out%E2%80%99-landscape-roses

It would be okay to prune the leggy branches only (about 6 inches ) so those branches are not whipped by the wind this winter.

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