May 22, While it’s healthy to prune rose plants late in the winter, in anticipation of spring growth, you should not prune rose plants late in the fall.
Avoid pruning rose plants after October 1 (in the northern hemisphere), or they could be damaged by cold weather. Things You’ll Need Pruning shears Pruning saw Lopping shears Outdoor work gloves References%(1).
Nov 02, Pruning rose plants after the last bloom stores the roses energy during the dormant season. The removal of spent blooms (where the seeds are stored) and cutting the canes to inches will help protect the roses from the damaging cold winds of bushleaning.buzzted Reading Time: 7 mins.
The best time to prune most roses is in late winter or very early spring, before the plants break dormancy (when the buds begin to swell), or when the plants are just starting to send out new growth in the form of tiny, red buds. This is around the time when forsythia bushes bloom. Most standard climbing roses are the exception to this rule. Feb 13, The best time to prune roses is in late winter or early spring, around the time new growth begins.
This could be as early as January or as late as May, depending on your climate. If you'd like to mark your calendar, or set yourself a pruning reminder, here are regional estimates: Zones 3 and 4 - May Zones 5, 6 and 7 - March or April. Nov 28, Despite all of these variables, you can clean up your rose bushes in late autumn in preparation for winter as long as you leave major pruning to.