Pungh0Li0
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What kind of Rose is this?

Can anyone tell me what kind of rose bush this is?
I need to prune it and treat it for rust but I don't want to harm the several hummingbird nests that are in the bush. I'm hoping to find more specific instructions once I know what kind it is.
It is in Southern California and is about 7 feet tall.

Thanks, Joe

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luis_pr
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If it blooms once a year then do not prune it until after it has bloomed (next year). Once bloomers are probably developing flower buds now. If it is not a once bloomer, you could either prune it now or wait until it goes semi-dormant in winter and prune it (about 1/3) then.

Pungh0Li0
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Thanks, but I'm more interested in finding out what kind of rose it is.
I'd like to be able to research its idiosyncrasies (plus I just want to know).

I can't do the 1/3 that you mention because of the hummingbird nests I'm trying to protect. I also can't prune between October and June due to hummers sitting on eggs and raising young. I have pruned quite a bit of unoccupied bush and will try to treat the rust. But will need to wait until next June to do more.

Thanks, Joe
luis_pr wrote:If it blooms once a year then do not prune it until after it has bloomed (next year). Once bloomers are probably developing flower buds now. If it is not a once bloomer, you could either prune it now or wait until it goes semi-dormant in winter and prune it (about 1/3) then.

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