roses are pruned to keep them in their allotted space, full and natural looking. Normally reduce their height by
about half each spring.
Knock Out roses are pruned in the spring before they leaf out, cut back about one third to
keep them at a nice manageable size of 3-4’. Knockouts do not require deadheading spent
flowers. This simplifies how to grow roses.
Miniature roses are pruned to about half their height. Leave about six canes, while shaping the plant during the spring pruning.
Climbing roses are pruned after they have bloomed. Many bloom
on last year's growth. If they are pruned first thing in the spring
their flower buds are cut off.