I have a 6 yr old plant that I think is getting a bit rank & stalky. Any advice would be appreciated.
For climbers, it is sometimes recommended to cut one or two of the oldest canes back to the ground leaving the younger canes, which are more prolific bloomers.
There are tons of info about pruning roses on the internet, but as a rule of thumb for HT's, cut the rose cane at an angle just above a 5 leaflet leaf. When Can You Cut Back Bushes? A lot of homeowners have questions in regard to the timing of pruning bushes. But there is no simple answer. That’s because the ideal timing is often dependent upon the plant variety. There are generally certain times of the year that are best for certain plants. Even within plant categories, there can be variations.
Heel cuttings are best. As a general rule, when pruning any plant, it's best not to remove more than one-third of total growth. But rosemary is quite a determined plant and tolerates pruning better than most - it's an excellent topiary plant - so even with drastic cut-back, it is likely to grow back again.
People forget just how BIG rosemary. Feb 14, According to Valdosta State University, rosemary grows best in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 8 through Depending on the variety, rosemary grows as a.