Dallas Acworth Hwy., Acworth, GA Phone: Pruning Crape Myrtle; Pruning Techniques; Landscaping. Services; Landscape Lighting; Artificial Grass; Prune roses and butterfly bushes; Apply systemic insecticides in all trees and shrubs ornamental; Dallas Acworth Hwy., Acworth, GA Phone: Shrub roses can be pruned with electric hedge trimmers. Simply trim off about a third of the growth.
Remove woody old canes using a pruning saw. Saw off the old canes as close to the bud union as possible. Keep floribunda rose bushes tidy during the growing season by using floral snips or scissors to cut off clusters of spent flowers. Feb 13, Prune to the height you want your rose bush to be, keeping a fairly consistent height throughout. If it is in the back of a border, leave it a little higher; for the front of a border, trim lower.
For hybrid teas in particular, the lower you prune, the bigger the flower and longer the stem - good for cutting and exhibiting. Shrub- and bush-type roses should be pruned in spring just before growth begins. The Atlanta Botanical Garden usually schedules a rose pruning day in early March.
Plan to attend this if you need advice from expert rosarians. Prune bush roses in February by removing.