When Is The Best Time To Prune Roses

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When roses are dormant, prune them up to the second set of leaves. This will help promote new growth and thicken the branches. Cut back most of the foliage on all but one healthy side-shoots in spring after flowering, when they have finished blooming for that season. Remove any dead or diseased wood from older woody plants 2 inches below ground level in summer if you want to promote vigorous new growth in winter.