There are four reasons for trimming your roses:
1 – Rejuvenation
2 – Efficiency Enhancement
3 – Quality Enhancement
4 – Forming
Each year regardless of how well taken care of, in time, it’s known that roses will shorten, and the development of the branches will stop, and become dry. In this case, roses should be cut just above the grafting point to achieve efficient and high quality flowers and general rejuvenation of the plant. When not done for rejuvenation as the (the yield is good) the pruning roses is made for form . For good forming, V shaped trimming is required. The ideal time for pruning roses is the end of winter or the beginning of spring.
The trimming is done in three distinct ways:
- Long pruning (soft pruning): Branch is cut leaving 510 eyes from the bottom of it. This type of pruning is suitable for very strong, healthy growing roses, hybrid tea roses and the wrapping roses.
- Short pruning (hard pruning): Branch is cut leaving 2-4 eyes from the bottom of it. This type of pruning makes the shoots strong and durable, and overall make flowering branches strong. This type of trimming is for weak, non-productive roses.
- Mixed pruning: It’s the trimming of the roses in both short and long according to the branches strength, thickness, length, age and efficiency. Regardless of types of roses, basically trimming should be done in this manner:
1st year : 2 eyes
2nd year : 3-4 eyes
3rd Year : 5-6 eyes
4th Year : 2-3 eyes
When trimming is done like this, it helps preserve the shape of the rose and it’s longevity. The pruned plants should be watered as soon as possible and watered fertilizer should be applied. Trimming should be done in the morning or evening, between autumn and spring.
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