Do I have to prune my new bare root roses when I plant them?
Although bare root roses will have already been pruned by the time they are delivered, we strongly recommend giving the rose a hard prune down to around 4 – 6 inches once it has been planted. We consider this the most important prune you could ever give your rose as it will encourage vigorous new growth that will develop into the strong bushy framework upon which your rose will be built. A rose pruned in this way at the time of planting will be bushier and have more stems than one that wasn’t hard pruned. The newly planted bare root rose will then settle down over winter and start shooting in the spring. To watch our video guide on how to plant bare root roses click here.