Check your rose bush from time to time in late winter/early spring, and when you start to see new shoots growing from the canes on your rose bush, that’s a good sign that it’s time to prune. Follow these simple steps to cut back your Knock Out Roses. Oct 07, Knockout roses are a relatively low-fuss variety that can make a welcome addition to any yard or garden, but they do require a little seasonal pruning in order to grow healthy and beautiful.
Cut back your roses extensively at the beginning of spring, and shape them up as needed throughout the rest of the year%. For long-lasting, easy color, plant Knock Out roses. Low maintenance and disease resistant, they love to bloom. The original 'Knock Out' rose has cherry red single petals. 'Pink Knock Out' has beautiful pink single petals. There are also double flower forms of both red and pink.
'Blushing Knock Out' offers light pink shrublop.buzzted Reading Time: 7 mins. Plan on pruning off the top one third of the rose bush. Do this in the spring (as mentioned above). Make the cut 1/4" above a bud. Cut on a 45 degree angle. Remove any dead or unsightly branches. That's it! (Well, almost). These shrubs are repeat bloomers. After any flushes of flowers, you can do some dead heading. Prune branches all over the Knock Out rose bush in late winter, after buds have formed and are coming out of their dormant winter shrublop.buzz back new growth to bring branches back into line or reduce the size of the shrublop.buzz must prune before new growth appears.
Snip branches at a degree angle to promote growth.