For more information about roses and Ludwig's Roses, visit our website: bushremoval.buzz 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 by cutting 1/4” to 1/2” above an outward-facing bud eye (a small bump found where a leaf would meet the stem).
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. Jul 22, Just re-reviewed your rose pruning video because my husband’s friend gave my beautiful roses a chop down for the fall. He did clean away a lot of dead wood. He says that I should give them a shot of fertilizer now (fall), before freezing weather (I live in Chicago), cover them with leaves and a protecting bucket (I have styrofoam rose covers).