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CAN I PRUNE MY ROSE BUSH WAY BACK AT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR (APR.)?

the leaves on my rose bush are covered with a white powder like substance. some of the leaves have turned brown. can i prune way back at this time of the year (Apr.)?

Submitted by todrou

Hi! Thanks for writing. Yes, you can prune your rose back. You may also spray it with a fungicide as new growth develops to help protect it from further attack. 

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