Posted: 09/10/2013 at 17:39
This rose sends out long stems, mine is 12 foot tall. It only flowers on the ends. If you prune it hard, it will just send out more long stems. If you can bend these over in line with the fence, then the flowers will be at a height you can see. I only prune off bits that get in the way, or the flowered shoots I dead head in spring, leaving rosehips in winter for the birds.