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Cut at a degree angle, about 1/4-inch above buds that face away from the center of the bush. Your goal is to open up the center, so the plants get plenty of sunlight and good air circulation. Shrub roses can be pruned with electric hedge trimmers by trimming off about a third of the growth.

This article was co-authored by Pilar Zuniga.

Oct 22, Choose pruners or scissors with sharp blades to cut the stem cleanly. You don’t want to crush the waterways in the stem. The sharper the blade of the pruners or garden scissors, the easier it will be to trim the stem without squeezing it too hard%(4).

Jul 10, To start rose bush from cuttings, once the rose cuttings have been taken and brought to the planting site, take out a single cutting and remove the lower leaves only.

Make a small slit with a sharp knife on one or two sides of the lower portion of the cutting, not a deep cut but just enough to penetrate the outer layer of the cutting. Apr 01, Remove dead branches and canes. Cut back to live wood (usually looks green on the outside).

Prune diseased or damaged branches back to healthy wood. Clip away branches that cross through the center of the plant. Remove any growth that is much thinner or weaker than the rest. Remove suckers from the base of grafted roses.

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Aug 30, Cut through the stem ¼ inch above the five leaflets at a degree angle, using sharp, clean shears. Plunge the cut end of the rose stem into the container of water immediately after cutting it.