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After the first year
First year: prune 4-6 inches as for Hybrid Teas. Thereafter prune to 6-9 inches.
Prune hard to 1-2 inches as all the upper part of the plant is the flowering growth only so there are no leaf buds on it.
(For example Pink Perpeture Nightlight Dublin Bay)
Points to remember:
1) On walls train horizontally - light air and room to spread are essential.
2) On pillars posts and pergolas shoots should be zig-zagged or twisted rather than going straight up.
First year: just tip by cutting away the soft and thin top of the shoots. Subsequently they can be treated like bush roses. Their laterals (side growths from main stems) or sub-laterals (growth from the side growths) should be pruned hard to two eyes from the main branch.
(For example Dorothy Perkins Albertine Alberic Barbier)
Prune in the autumn - tidy up in the spring. These flower on the previous years growth therefore after that wood has flowered it should be cut away and the new growth of the current year be tied in its place.
Cut out dead wood and
The pruning of Standard roses follows the same principles of the same variety but remember that the bush on the end of the stem is a long way from its food supply so good feeding is essential.
5 leaf shoot illustrated.