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What's going on with this plant?

Posted by nicholas.delo (My Page) on
Tue, Feb 25, 14 at 12:41

Is what's going on with these canes something I should be worried about?

The plant pictured is a double knockout. The oldest canes all look like this, mostly towards the base of the plant.

Is this some form of canker or is this the normal hardening off of these canes?

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RE: What's going on with this plant?

How old is the plant in question? Some canes will start to wood over as they get older, but that could also be canker...

RE: What's going on with this plant?

This rose is maybe 4 years old, but has been transplanted twice in that time.

RE: What's going on with this plant?

  • Posted by seil z6b MI (My Page) on
    Tue, Feb 25, 14 at 15:48

Transplanting shouldn't matter unless you cut all the canes off when you did it. It's the age of the canes that's important. A 4 year old cane could begin to get woody/barky covered. I turned and brightened up the photo to see it better and this looks like bark not canker to me.

RE: What's going on with this plant?

Thank you for the replies.

I was hoping that was the case.

It was just that the woody growth looked, to me at least, very different from my other roses and I was worried that if this was diseased, it could spread.

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