It is currently Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:45 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Roses' Roots
PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:39 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:27 am
Posts: 3
Hi y'all, I'm new here. I would like to know how deeply roses like to be buried: I know that trees and shrubs should have the root flares exposed, but what about roses? In particular, I would like to know what to do with this 7+ year old shrub (was here when I moved in over 7 years ago), which I guess is some type of climbing rose that has gotten very large; it has one main trunk, about 3 major limbs, and very long skinny branches, and bears small white roses. This rose was sick and not blooming for more than a year, so I'm trying to give it some TLC, and would like to know how the roots would prefer to be treated. Thanks a lot.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Roses' Roots
PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:52 am 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator

Joined: Fri Apr 04, 2003 1:52 pm
Posts: 2017
Location: Dallas,TEXAS
Rose bushes have crowns, where the major stems come from. That part should bot be completely buried, but enough of it to stabilize the plant. I know that may not be specific enough but hope it helps.

_________________
Sandi
Texas Certified Nursery Professional
Texas Master Naturalist
Organic gardener
Tree-Hugger
Native Texan


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Roses' Roots
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:10 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:27 am
Posts: 3
So the crown would be like the main "trunk" of a rose, right?

If so, I think this clears the issue right up - thanks!!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Roses' Roots
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:54 am 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator

Joined: Fri Apr 04, 2003 1:52 pm
Posts: 2017
Location: Dallas,TEXAS
The crown is where the main trunks or canes come out of.

_________________
Sandi
Texas Certified Nursery Professional
Texas Master Naturalist
Organic gardener
Tree-Hugger
Native Texan


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Roses' Roots
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:57 am 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator

Joined: Fri Apr 04, 2003 1:52 pm
Posts: 2017
Location: Dallas,TEXAS
I googled "how to plant a rose bush" and here's a better description:

Locate the crown, or bud union, of the rose bush. This is the bump in the trunk between the branches and roots. Arrange the roots of your rose bush around the cone, so that the soil holds the crown of the bush at the right depth. If you live in an area with warm winters, the crown can be at or just above the soil level.

_________________
Sandi
Texas Certified Nursery Professional
Texas Master Naturalist
Organic gardener
Tree-Hugger
Native Texan


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Roses' Roots
PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 12:06 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:27 am
Posts: 3
Ooh, this is good! Thanks again Sandi!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Roses' Roots
PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:28 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Mar 21, 2010 4:13 pm
Posts: 71
I'm unsure if this is taboo or not, but I've had good success with it - I try to plan my rose plantings so that the bud onion is generally 1 inch higher than ground level, after mulching. Again, I'm unsure if this is good or not because most literature advises to plant the onion at or close to ground level, so assume the risk on this advice.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by eWeblife