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KVD (alba) slow to leaf out

Posted by thorn_grower Zone 5 (My Page) on
Fri, May 13, 11 at 20:00

I pruned back this rose by at least half last yr.. It was 6-7ft and 9yrs old. It was one of my best performers, but last year it seemed old and tired and just not performing well ( like me hahaha)This year it is the last rose to start leafing out, is this normal after such a severe pruning.

Mark


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RE: KVD (alba) slow to leaf out

I have a KvD grafted onto multiflora from Pickering that is going into it's second spring. Of all the albas it is the slowest to leaf out. I follow Olga's advice on pruning the once bloomers and cut it back after it's small flowering display last spring. It grew back nicely but is slow to leaf out.

I did the same thing to all my once bloomers and KvD is the only leaf-laggard of the bunch. was this the first time you'd really pruned it? I have so little experience with the albas I don't really know - but maybe KvD leafs slowly after being pruned. Gean


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RE: slow

I have a KvD grafted onto multiflora from Pickering that is going into it's second spring. Of all the albas it is the slowest to leaf out. I follow Olga's advice on pruning the once bloomers and cut it back after it's small flowering display last spring. It grew back nicely but is slow to leaf out.

I did the same thing to all my once bloomers and KvD is the only leaf-laggard of the bunch. was this the first time you'd really pruned it? I have so little experience with the albas I don't really know - but maybe KvD leafs slowly after being pruned.

Sorry for the double posting of my comments, but the comments didn't show up the first time I posted, but then whoops, now there are two. Gean


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