When do I prune roses in San Diego, southern California?

There are no hard frosts in San Diego, in the south of California. This means that any new growth that appears by April will not be killed off – at least not by frost. 


Pruning roses in San Diego
Sunset over San Diego



For slower-growing roses, including miniature roses and floribundas, prune in late December or in early January. 

For shrub roses and hybrid teas, in San Diego, aim to prune in January.

For climbers in San Diego prune in early February. 

If you do forget the month for pruning if you can remember that when you see rosebuds just beginning to swell after winter then that’s a sign that it’s time to prune. 

when do I prune roses in San Diego


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