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This year it was easy to miss the earlier pruning window because the weather was not very inviting.

You can still prune, if you like. It will not kill the plants but you will sacrifice blooms and set back flowering. However, the result will be a more compact shrub. If the idea of losing the blooms isn't what you want for your yard, then follow your earlier inclination of light pruning in fall and harder pruning next spring.

I'm including an OSU publication below on "Controlling Diseases and Aphids on Your Roses".

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