Lady Banks roses are beautiful, robust shrubs that bloom light yellow roses. They are lovely to grow as landscaping plants around the front of you property or in your garden. In order to maintain your Lady Banks to its utmost overall condition, you will have to know how and when to prune it.
Pruning is a necessary activity any gardener must take to ensure the health as well as the appearance of their shrubs and bushes. You will also want to do this in order to properly shape your Lady Banks roses. Keep in mind that this variety is a climbing rose that somewhat resembles a vine at times. This adds to the Lady Banks' exquisite beauty.
When you are pruning your roses, make sure you do so at the right time of year. As with most shrubs and bushes, it is best to do your pruning while the plant is in its dormant period. This will ensure that you are not harming any new bud growths and that you are actually encouraging the growth of new buds in time for the new growing season. Make sure to trim away any dead, diseased or damaged branches. Avoid pruning older branches that are in good condition.
To ensure the best health of your Lady Banks roses, make sure to give your plant plenty of good full sunlight during the morning and shade later in the day. This means it should be planted in an eastern spot in your garden or front yard. The soil should be well draining and mixed with a good amount of sand, clay and loam. Fortunately, the Lady Banks doesn't require an inordinate amount of watering, but make sure to water it when needed. Remember, you want your roses to be in the best condition for when the time comes where you will have to prune the plant.