Roses are super hearty bushes and they love to be cut down.
Rose bushes are pruned two times each year -- spring and fall.
It is important to use the correct tools when you prune your rose bushes.
Fall pruning prepares roses for colder weather when the plants do not have as much energy for growth and bloom development. Fall pruning is lighter than spring pruning and can be thought of as grooming rather than heavy pruning. “Pruning in fall will kill them” said Jacko, a rose expert who grows varieties at her home in Hinckley.
Pruned roses lose food stored in the branches that will keep roots healthy over shrubpruning.barted Reading Time: 3 mins. Jun 24, Pruning roses in the fall is a hot topic for some gardeners. There’s one school of thought that says you should never do so or you will stimulate growth, only to have it die off when the cold.