Dec 04, Rugosa Rose Pruning Considerations Rugosa roses are among the most thorny roses. Thick gloves as well as a sturdy pair of jeans and a jacket with thick sleeves are a good idea when pruning the plant. Jul 24, Use sharp shears to remove dead, diseased, and weak stems. Always cut at a degree angle so the branches will continue to grow healthy. If the bush is too dense in its center, cut away a few branches to let light through.
If you’re pruning your Rosa Rugosa for aesthetic reasons, you can do this at any time between late fall and early spring%.
Sep 17, Use pruning shears to cut the rugosa down to within 6 to 8 inches of the ground if you want a more controlled rose bush. Although the rugosa is hardy and does not need to be cut down to the ground, if you do not do so, it will continue to get larger and branch out. Rugosa Roses need mostly sunshine in the day.
They require little else except good drainage. They don't need to be sprayed (in fact don't like to be) and you can prune them back anytime. Our Rose Society does not recommend pruning this type of rose back to the ground, but you can if you need to it won't kill the bush. Well-known for its incredible hardiness and legendary disease resistance, Rosa rugosa, commonly known as rugosa Rose or Japanese Rose, is rich of many vertus and can be relied on to provide interest and color.
Parent to many shrub roses, this is a vigorous, tough, prickly, sprawling, suckering shrub that is amazingly tolerant of dry sandy soils, salt spray and wind. For best results grow Rosa rugosa in moist but well-drained soil, in full sun. As a shrub rose, it’s best pruned in late summer, after flowering has finished. Prune most stems lightly. To encourage young, vigorous growth, cut back a few of the oldest stems each year.