Pruning Notes - Perth-Heritage-Roses

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Pruning Heritage roses needs a little more care and thought than pruning the ubiquitous Hybrid Tea. 

There are several questions to be considered: 

Is it a repeat flowerer or does it only flower once a year?  

Does it bloom on new wood or second year growth? 

Will it produce hips if left - and so on? 

The answers to these questions and other factors should influence your approach to pruning Heritage Roses.

The Victoria State Rose Garden has a large and varied collection of heritage roses and a dedicated group of volunteers who help with the maintenance of the Roses.

To assist in the task of pruning these roses Wal Johnston has prepared a very thorough set of notes which are reproduced here with his kind permission.

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