A few of my roses put out these long branches that are quite beyond the perimeter of the shrub.
Can you tell me why this happens?
I am guessing it is okay to cut them back to the perimeter of the shrub to make the shrub look tidier?
No, one of them is Sharifa Asma, and the other is Elle. They both have long stems that stick out fairly far from the perimeter of the shrub. I wonder why they are doing this. I haven't noticed this before. Both have wonderful fragrance. Thanks for the reply.
Interesting post, birder17; I have a St Patricks rose that seems to want to grow straight out, rather than up, and I'm having to work with it.
I think porkpal gave you good advice though, as I have roses that would be colliding is not cut back, and
they're definitely 3' + apart...