What is the best time to prune roses?
The first doubt you have about having to prune a plant is when to prune. In Roses the ideal period is that which goes from 15-20 January to 15-20 March, or in the 2-3 weeks prior to the resumption of the vegetation of the roses. From this period, however, excluding climbing type roses and all those roses that bloom on the branches of previous years, in these cases it is better to prune immediately after flowering. It should be remembered, however, that the period for pruning roses varies depending on when they were planted. For roses planted in the winter period the best pruning period is spring, while vice versa for those planted in spring the best time is the winter one. While good pruning is to evaluate factors like latitude, altitude and plant exposure.
The various species of rose plants
When are roses pruned? Pruning can be done at any time. In addition to the energetic one, made at least once a year, we can make small adjustments to go to eliminate dead leaves and dead branches. This last pruning can be done at any time of the year without risking to compromise the vitality of the plant. Once understood, the moment remains to dissolve the knot of how to prune. Pruning changes according to the age of the plant, we can, in this case, identify young plants and adult plants. For both generations, so to speak, pruning is different for obvious reasons. A final consideration to make before proceeding with pruning is to correctly identify the type of rose in your possession, so that pruning does not affect the new flowering.
Prepare the pruning equipment
At this point, after identifying the type of rose and the age we see how these plants are pruned. First we need to prepare the necessary equipment and therefore we must procure: a pair of gloves and a pruning shear. Among those on the market there are scissors with replaceable blades, so that you can always have a scissor at maximum efficiency. We are ready to proceed. First we identify and cut dead or dead branches. At this point we can continue by identifying branches that we will consider privileged and that will therefore be saved by our cleaver. But how to identify the right branches? Obviously we must choose, among the new ones, those who will seem objectively more robust and strong. So, once identified, we can also cut everything else.
When roses are pruned: Finish pruning roses
We have thus reached the last step. After having seen when and how the damaged and dead branches are pruned and identified the strongest and strongest ones we pass to how to shorten them, so that they prepare themselves for a luxuriant flowering. We take the branches that we have chosen and we shorten them until we get a low and strong plant. To make the cut it is necessary to identify the bud of the leaves that must be facing outwards and, with our pruning shears, we practice a cut with an inclination of forty-five degrees above it. Compared to this last step we must be careful not to cut too far or, conversely, too close to the gem. Repeat this step for each sprig. At this point our pruning is over, and our plant is ready to prepare for the next flowering.