How do I move this rose?
Hi all! I need to move two large old roses (planted around 1960) in the next month. I don't know much about roses since they tend to maintain themselves around here (zone 10ish northern CA). These in particular I've lived with less than a year.
I would normally cut it way back and dig up as much as possible. But these have trunks. I don't know how far to cut back. I don't know if they can even sprout off from the woody bits. They are sort of espaliered.
The larger one is about 12 feet wide (by 1 foot) and has three locations where green stuff grows. If I remove these spots leaving just really woody trunks, am I going to kill it?
The three green parts, in summer, after a rust fight:
How far back can I cut these things? Since they're in a bed under 2 feet wide, can I assume the roots are under the concrete? Are they goners?
I'd appreciate any suggestions (and if anyone in the bay area wants to adopt them...I'll help dig). The weird shape of these bushes is great for where they are but not all that conducive to moving.