However, if the plant blooms only once a year, such as Climbing Queen Elizabeth.
Remove any shriveled, diseased or broken stems and other wood. Cut off twigs or branches that rub across or cross each other. Leave three to five strong, healthy branches, each 6 to 8 inches long, when cutting back hybrid tea roses. Leave eight to 10 branches on floribundas, each 8 to 12 inches bushnotch.clubg: georgia. Jan 12, January 12, The suggested time for pruning roses is January in Northern California.
Even though your roses may still be leafy, budded or blooming it is time to force them to rest. Pruning them back now, removing every single leaf and dormant spraying with copper will provide a healthy beginning for the coming bushnotch.clubted Reading Time: 3 mins.