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Double-Knockout Rose Pruning

Posted by pmsmith2032 5b Suburbs of Chicag (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 20, 14 at 16:06

I am wondering if I should prune/cut down my knockout roses. They form a hedge along our foundation on the South side of our house. They do well but were a bit unruly last year. Thanks!


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RE: Double-Knockout Rose Pruning

Yes most definitely prune them back and they will come back beautiful. My husband prunes ours with hedgers and it doesn't hurt them at all. It keeps them in a uniform shape.


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RE: Double-Knockout Rose Pruning

wait until the forsythia blooms in your area (it is a large shrub with yellow flowers). It should be in the next few weeks (the ones here are late this year).

Double KO doesn't need anything special for pruning, hedge clippers would be fine. Use hand pruners to take out any dead or damaged canes.


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