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How do I control suckers coming from the bottom of my red Pierre de Ronsard climbing rose?

I have a healthy Red Pierre de Ronsard climbing rose which is producing a lot of fast growing shoots that look like suckers but are not coming from below the graft. Any advice, please?

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Hi Maureen,

sounds like the rose is replacing its laterals as they normally do. pruning of climbing roses, and knowing which laterals to retain can be a bit tricky compared to bush-type roses. best recommendation is to get a copy of the Yates Roses Book which has lots of detailed pruning advice and diagrams that explain the whole process much more easily than we can here.



Answered: 11 Apr, 2019

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