|Hybrid Tea Peace Rose before pruning|
|Correct pruning cut|
|Crossed canes - prune one of them out|
To make a correct pruning cut, first find the bud eye that is in the green part of the cane. In some cases, it may already have leaves, but not always. Cut the cane about ¼” above the bud eye, at the angle illustrated above. Don’t cut so close that the new growth breaks off. On the other hand, a cut too far above the bud eye may delay new growth. On Hybrid Tea roses, cut out canes that cross each other and try to open up the center of the bush so that air can circulate. Shape the rose so that new growth grows outward.
|Damage to unsealed cane|
|New shoot growing from below the graft - prune it out|