Pruning fever, do I have to wait to prune my roses?

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Rose pruning In the Willamette Valley is best done from mid-February to early March. This timing is suggested because generally we will have weather that encourages the plant to start growing, and the risk of frost has diminished. Pruning earlier (before the last frost or foretasted cold weather) may cause the rose grower problems. If you prune early, you may experience dieback and have to re-prune again after better weather arrives.

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