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How to Make a Clean Cut

Making the proper cut and at the correct angle is the key to pruning. Follow these steps to achieve a correct cut:

  1. Choose an outward-facing bud to make the rose grow outward and allow more light and air into its center.
  2. A one-quarter inch cut above the bud at a 45 degree angle, slanted parallel with the bud, should be made.
  3. Use sharp pruning shears to make a clean cut. If the rose cane is too thick, use sharp loopers instead.