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How to Prune a Climbing Rose Vine

By: Tricia Craven Worley

A climbing rose vine looks great on the side of a home, but if you don’t know how to prune and care for it properly, you could stunt the plant’s growth or kill it. Here are a few tips to keep your rose vine healthy:

  • Don’t prune a climbing rose all the way back, since it will kill the plant.
  • Prune a climbing rose around February, before the growing season starts.
  • Prune off lateral branches and last year’s growth on climbing roses to promote new growth.
  • Shape the outer branches of a climbing rose to train it to grow against the wall or other surface and promote vertical growth.
  • Remove rose hips from last year’s growth, and use the seeds to grow new climbing rose vines.

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  • Rachel pye Says:
    June 6th, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Have the rose climbing a metal drain pipe and after three no rose buds or blooms at all. What can we do for this thanks Rachel Pye

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How to Prune a Climbing Rose Vine