Pruning & Controlling a Climbing Rose


Pruning climbing roses can sometimes be intimidating. It’s not. Nor is controlling it all season long to keep it tidy. This video shows you some simple techn…

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April 5, 2013

Paul Zimmerman Roses @ 12:42 pm #

I don’t yet but stay tuned. I have a big one on our farm I plan to prune after it blooms this spring. Ramblers are best pruned right after flowering.

April 16, 2013

Vicki Henderson @ 9:18 pm #

Best rose pruning video on Youtube. You are a good teacher.

April 30, 2013

Angelina DiMauro @ 10:33 am #

“…the drink (Jack Rose) being named for a flower,…which in turn was named for one of Napoleon’s generals, Jean François Jacqueminot.” (Viscount of Ham – May 23, 1787 — March 3, 1865). (Page 132) “To Have And Have Another – A Hemingway Cocktail Companion” by Philip Greene. Copyright 2012. A Perigee Book – Published by Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014, USA. ISBN 978-0-399-53764-6. Tuesday, April 30, 2013 (C.E.), 11:32 A.M. (Earth – EST).

Angelina DiMauro @ 11:51 am #

Commandment Number One: Thou shalt have no gods before Lucy (12/13/1927 – 7/7/1990) & Pat DIMauro). Today is Tuesday, April 30, 2013 (Common Era), 12:51 P.M. (Earth – Eastern Standard Time).

May 2, 2013

hulsan @ 6:39 am #

Great, thanks!
What gloves are you using, doesn’t seem like you get any thorns into the gloves you are using?

Paul Zimmerman Roses @ 9:37 am #

I just use a leather pair I buy from our local hardware store. About $12.

May 24, 2013

Good Snap @ 11:42 pm #

Thank you very much for all your videos. I think I can put myself in charge of caring for my grandmothers roses now without having to worry about ruining them. I have no clue what kind of roses they are but there are a total of five. Two red bushes, one yellow, a red one that has little flowers in clusters, and a white climbing rose. Also, I bought some very inexpensive, very sad looking red Knock-Outs on clearance, I followed some of your tips and they’re looking a lot better now. Thanks again.

May 30, 2013

n1les @ 2:01 am #

Hi, I got some main canes damaged in the wild. Can i cut them? thanks 🙂

Paul Zimmerman Roses @ 8:21 am #

Yes. It’s alwasy okay to cut damaged canes.

June 11, 2013

Xin Tan @ 3:42 pm #

10 out of 10. thanks. i learn alot

June 15, 2013

PreciousPitty @ 12:04 am #

Sometimes after I have trimmed my roses the cane turns
black for about a foot. Can you please explain to me what Im doing wrong? Thanks

June 18, 2013

Paul Zimmerman Roses @ 3:27 pm #

Is this a light trimming or a heavy pruning.

June 21, 2013

Sandi R @ 5:59 pm #

Great Video. Thanks for taking the mystery out pruning a climbing rose.

June 23, 2013

PreciousPitty @ 6:34 pm #

a light trimming

June 25, 2013

Paul Zimmerman Roses @ 10:05 am #

That is very odd. I honestly cannot come up with an answer. Check out the American Rose Society to see if there is a local rose society where you live. They may know of conditions in your area I don’t. Sorry, I can’t be more help!

June 28, 2013

Mathilde veiga-pires @ 6:13 pm #

I like these guys a lot!

July 1, 2013

'Paty Ls @ 9:43 pm #

Hi, what is the name for climbing roses in México??? i seek this rose and i didn’t find it u_u

July 8, 2013

Caroline Marso @ 12:55 pm #

How many main canes should I leave on a plant?

Paul Zimmerman Roses @ 4:15 pm #

I leave as many healthy ones as I can without crowding the plant. There is no set answer.

July 16, 2013

valaokole @ 7:03 am #

I have a question. We have a rose that is a climber and we want to make it climb a small construction. The problem is that when we were away from the house a self-called “specialist” came and after pruning the grape vines he cut down the rose too. Harshly. He left the stems not more than 50cm. high. How can we take care of it and get it back to life?

July 19, 2013

Paul Zimmerman Roses @ 7:24 am #

In all honesty do nothing. It will grow back.  And fire the specialist!

July 24, 2013

valaokole @ 2:30 pm #

he wasn’t actually hired. thanks for answering 🙂

August 17, 2013

OriginalMangereBoy71 @ 4:14 pm #

Hey Paul nice video.. Can you grow a rose climber out of a half wine barrel?? Im thinking of doing it but Im not so sure..


August 18, 2013

Elizabeth Ford @ 9:04 am #

Thank goodness for this video. Just bought a new house in Toronto with a climber and it was actually eating small children. Now I can take control!!!

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