Jan 17, In the fall, take off about ⅓ of each branch that you cut so your rose bush can grow healthy and tall in the spring. You can cut your rose bush down even more if you’d like to change its shape or height. Make sure to leave at least 6 inches (15 cm) of branches above the ground so that your rose bush can grow back%(4). Remove an old garden rose bush's old, unproductive stems, and reduce the bush's overall height by one-third.
Make each pruning cut 1/4 inch above the next bud on a stem.
The bright-red rose hips may be left on the plants for fall color. Oct 10, Don't prune roses in fall, and other tips for preparing rose gardens for bushtrimmers.buzzted Reading Time: 3 mins.
Sep 20, Lillian Stiegler, president of the Western New York Rose Society, responds, “You don’t prune your roses in the fall. The only exception is if it’s exceptionally tall and you’re afraid it will break in the snow.” If you have climbing roses, you can cut away any dead wood, Stiegler said, but don’t prune any live bushtrimmers.buzzted Reading Time: 2 mins.