Please help!! Is this rose rosette?!?
Hello, new the the forum and also new to gardening. I planted 2 knockout roses about 30 feet apart last spring. They looked GREAT last year, and also looked good this spring but that has changed. I pruned them back in early June and over the last month I've noticed these weird growths on the 1 of the plants. The growths are sprouting VERY quickly. Not sure if they are normal, or the dreaded rose rosette. If is is rose rosette id like to dig these up ASAP and replace them with something else. Maybe it's just healthy growth, but the speed they are growing and weird leaves along with an abundance of thorns on the shoots is scaring me. The other rose is still very small with no growths like the one pictured. Any help is greatly appreciated!!
This post was edited by RNadler on Tue, Jul 8, 14 at 20:26