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Should I prune my roses each spring?
For best results, cut back Hybrid Tea, Floribunda, and Grandiflora roses in early spring (after the last hard frost) to 10" to 18". Remove all winter injured or damaged wood.
Prune climbing roses only as needed to control their size. Remove the older wood. Prune sparingly as the top is needed for bloom.
For shrub roses, to promote healthy growth and encourage lots of flowers, in early spring (after the last hard frost), simply use hedge trimmers or loppers to shear the shrub down to about 1/3 or 1/2 it's current height. It is okay if what remains is only about 12-18" above the ground.
For more information click on "How to Prune a Star® Rose."