Pruning hybrid teas is not unlike pruning other rose types. 3 as a general rule you want to take a hybrid tea rose down by 1 2 its current height.
If you live in a climate that gets warmer towards the end of the winter you can prune the tea roses then.
How to prune hybrid tea roses. Cut to an outward facing bud on each cane as in the. Hybrid teas should be cut back to about 24 inches. Rose canes are killed by low temperatures so you want to delay pruning until winter has done its damage and you can see which canes have been killed.
If possible time your pruning for after the threat of coldest days and before the swelling of buds in spring. Shorten back less vigorous shoots to two to four buds 5 10cm 2 4in from the base. Once the threat of frost passes you re ready to prune.
Prune the tea roses in the winter or spring depending on your climate. First cut out any dead diseased or damaged canes as well as scrawny spindly canes of less than 1 2 inch in diameter. If you are regularly cutting the blossoms you will have less pruning to do.
1 make sure your pruners are clean sharp. The shorter you cut the stems the fewer but bigger flowers you ll get. Prune in early spring before new growth.
Shrub roses require little pruning either in the fall or the spring. When you do your spring pruning cut all the canes back to 10 to 12 in. 2 hybrid tea roses bloom on new growth.
Hybrid tea large flowered shorten back the strongest remaining shoots to four to six buds 10 15cm 4 6in from the base to the point where last year s growth began. If you live somewhere with cold longer winters you ll need to wait until spring. That s the main reason you want to do this pruning.
Major pruning work on hybrid teas and all roses are done in the early spring. Just do a light pruning and you ll get more flowers but they ll be smaller. Then proceed as for hybrid tea or floribunda roses as follows.
The rest of the pruning should be done in late winter or early spring after the dangers of a hard freeze is past. You don t want to spread any diseases or make raggedy cuts. Hybrid tea roses are grown for their colorful and fragrant flowers.