Pruning Driftwood Roses

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I believe spring time is when I want to prune my Driftwood roses yet I think I'm already too late. They are already blooming with roses now and I'm starting to realize they need some trimming.

Now these were planted last year so they are only year old. So my questions are:

  1. Do I even want to prune them?
  2. If yes, is it too late or can I prune them and still get some roses?
  3. How much do I want to prune off?
I'm in Alabama and zone 8a.

Thanks,

Chris
 
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Chris, it is a bit late to prune. If you want to remove any canes that are getting in the way of mowing or paths, just cut those back to where they are no longer in the way. We are in 8a (or 8b according to some maps) in central Texas, and we prune in February. If you prune hard now, the roses will go into the hot/dry season trying to put out new growth.
 
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At the risk of sounding.....ignorant......but what is a driftwood rose?

You're not ignorant because it's a legitimate question as I got it wrong. :whistle: :rolleyes:

I have red drift roses...this is why I keep tags on my bushes and flowers.

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