a weeping rose
would like to know how to train my weeping rose tree so that the
limbs hang (weep) down like they should.
Antill, landscaping lecturer here at UNITEC, is a good source of
information about trees and shrubs, so he was my first port of call.
Jim thought that if it really is a weeping rose, the branches should
'weep' naturally. It sounds as if it's a climber, whose shoots naturally
grow upwards. If you want to force it to weep, let the shoots get
about half a metre long, then tie them down or hang weights on them,
to bend them into the desired form. After 6-12 weeks it should be
possible to release the ties or weights and the branches will stay.
(If they don't, tie 'em again!!)
by Dr Dan Blanchon from Unitec's Diploma in Sustainable Horticulture and Bachelor
of Resource Management.
with permission from NZOOM Home and Garden content,
from the previous
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