Rose bush potential RRV and other ailments

Asked July 14, 2019, 9:31 AM EDT

Please verify my rose bush doesn't have RRV, and let me know if the bush is able to be saved and how from its current state. I have more pictures to give you but it appears I'm only allowed to send 3?

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1 Response

Strictly based on the photos attached, I see no evidence of RRV on your rose bush. It appears to be a healthy specimen with a minor insect problem. RRV usually shows symptoms such as overabundance of thorns (usually bright red) and a distortion and overabundance of new growth and buds. I'm including links to information about RRV, general rose care and information about insect management.