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Great video Mike!

2. Cut out all old, dead and/or crossing stems at their base with the loppers or hand pruners.

Hand pruners easily cut branches up to 3/4 inch in diameter, and loppers handle stems up. How to Prune Wine & Rose Weigela. With wine-dark foliage spring through fall, and clusters of tubular rose-pink blooms that draw in hummingbirds. Apr 30, The deep purple leaves and rosy blooms that inspired Wine & Roses weigela's (Weigela florida 'Alexandra') name reach their full, show-stopping potential with proper pruning, as general shaping is due, prune Wine & Roses immediately after it finishes flowering in late spring to early summer.

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. Feb 13, Prune by cutting 1/4” to 1/2” above an outward-facing bud eye (a small bump found where a leaf would meet the stem).

Just viewed your video on pruning roses!!!

New stems grow in the direction of the bud and the goal is to encourage them to grow outward, not inward. Make cuts at a degree angle sloping away from the bud, allowing water to run off. 6. Crossing canes and growth in the middle of the rose bush need to be removed. Remove all spindly, twiggy type growth, as well as diseased or dead wood.

For most rose bush varieties you can cut back to half the height of the original plant. Prune, spray, dig and mulch and you should be rewarded with roses for 9 months of the year if you get it right. Pruning 1. Climbers and Shrub Roses - Prune climbers just after they have flowered, removing faded flowers and shaping. Next year’s flowers will be borne on the laterals of newer canes. The only pruning to be done on climb-ers in spring is to remove the oldest, winter killed canes leaving 5 or 6 shiny, green new ones and to cor-rect shape and size.