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birder17
Jackson, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 16, 2012
7:39 AM

Post #9167412

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?
porkpal
Richmond, TX

June 16, 2012
10:09 AM

Post #9167552

I think you can almost always trim a rose to "fit" its space. Perhaps yours wants to be a climber?
birder17
Jackson, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 16, 2012
11:32 AM

Post #9167641

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.
scottishgent
Conroe, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 17, 2012
4:14 PM

Post #9169154

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...
birder17
Jackson, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 17, 2012
4:20 PM

Post #9169160

Yes, I thought it was strange. My other roses are doing this. Oh, who knows? Nature is full of surprises.

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