Oh no- did I over prune my Knockouts??
I am concerned that I may have over pruned my K/Os this weekend. We planted 6 K/Os along the front foundation of our house last Memorial Day weekend. We had recently moved to Northern Virginia from Northern New Jersey and hadn't realized how long the growing season was here; it was much to our delight when the roses bloomed 6 separate times last summer/early fall. That long growing season brought enormous growth to the roses and by the end of the fall, they were super scraggly. This past weekend was in the low 80's so I went outside to prune- and I pruned- and pruned.
I got too carried away, which is my concern. I want them to be hedge-like and tall, 4-5 feet, and now I am worried that won't happen because I cut all the main canes down to about 2/2.5 feet. I wasn't completely sure how/where to prune so I cut right above a newly forming bud (the bushes seem happy- the buds have grown about .25 of an inch since Sunday.)
Did I completely mess up??