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How to train wild rose?

Posted by organic_sumac 6 Ontario (My Page) on
Mon, May 7, 12 at 14:03

Apologies if this has been answered, but I couldn't find a specific answer through a search.
Last year's wild rose [rosa virgininia, prairie rose] is doing well--started from 3 bare root sticks and now has a tall cane 3+ feet tall, and several substantial smaller ones.
Wondering how to train it--some Web sites say to bend the canes horizontal/downwards, others say just tie them in the shape you want them to go. Not sure if a "wild" rose gets the same treatment as a domestic (?] climbing rose.

Thanks very much!! Sarah

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RE: How to train wild rose?

Well, R. virginiana isn't a climber. It's a fairly large, but not ginormous, shrub. Around here, it gets about 6 ft tall, and suckers to as wide as allowed.

RE: How to train wild rose?

If you bend any cane on any rose past horizontal, more buds along the cane will grow and produce flowers. I imagine any other training would just depend on what shape pleases you.

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