Double Knockout Rose Pruning Techniques

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Double Knockout roses need to be cut and pruned in order to grow properly. Keep your roses maintained with help from a professional horticulturist in this free video.

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Hi, I'm Stan DeFreitas, Mr. Green Thumb, for Techniques for trimming back your Double Knockout Roses. Well typically, you're going to need a good pair of cutters and you're going to want to come back in and cut out any of the crossing branches, any of the dead branches, pretty much like you do on other roses, but we're not going to do it too severely. This means you're going back just, probably in some cases, maybe a few inches, maybe three inches, four inches, you might take as much as a third of that branch out, make a nice clean cut when you do it, and that's worth more than a bad cut. You know, some people leave the stubs. They never really heal properly, so go back to where there's a nice stem coming off or a little leaf branch, and cut to that particular point. Make a good clean cut and your Double Knockout Roses should pop out with new growth, probably in about three to four weeks. The Double Knockouts, of course, have the beautiful flowers, and in some cases, the more you trim, the more lateral branches sprout and the more flowers you will eventually get. For learning more techniques on trimming your Double Knockout Roses, I'm Stan DeFreitas, Mr. Green Thumb.


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