Pruning these plants begins with removing dead wood, and any.
} Rose bushes are pruned two times each year -- spring and fall. Fall pruning prepares roses for colder weather when the plants do not have as much energy for growth and bloom development. Fall pruning is lighter than spring pruning and can be thought of as grooming rather than heavy pruning. Dec 28, This is done during dormancy, before new growth begins. In the Monterey Bay area, the best time to prune these plants is in during January and February, so right now is Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins.
Sep 17, Shrub roses should always be pruned by cutting stems back to a healthy bud.
But you can remove any broken or diseased portions as soon as you spot them.
After you cut, look for healthy white wood in the cut. If it is brown, continue to cut until you reach white wood. Make your cuts at a degree angle, about 1/4 inch above a bud.