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02/11/2012 at 18:44

How deep should a rose rootstock be planted ?

R H S say at the surface others say anything from 1 inch  to 3 or 4 inches

Which ?

02/11/2012 at 18:56

I was always taught to plant with the union just above the surface-to decrease the chance of suckering-has that advice changed?

02/11/2012 at 19:12

That was what I used to think, but in recent years I have read in books, magazines and on the internet that if you live where winters are cold the rose should be planted 1" - 2" deeper so that the union is below ground. This also helps stop rocking in the wind.

02/11/2012 at 21:52

Yes, the new advice is that the union should be below ground, for the reasons already mentioned and to encourage it to put out roots from the grafted plant.

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