Knockout Rose Trees
If you are looking for a colorful way to make a grand statement in your yard, then we suggest you do it with Knockout Rose Trees. Doing so will definitely add an air of elegance to any landscape.
Knockout Rose Trees grow to about 4 feet tall and 4 feet wide, is self cleaning and blooms every six weeks from early spring until the first frost. The leaves are deep green with some traces of maroon and there are two to five flowers on each bloom cluster and up to 30 blossoms on each branch that flowers.
The easy to grow Knockout Rose Tree is disease resistant, winter hardy, low maintenance, pest resistant and requires very little trimming.
Even though this tree is self cleaning, the homeowner can deadhead (snipping off spent blossoms) the rose tree to ensure even more long-lasting blooms. By deadheading, you’re encouraging your rose tree to produce more flowers throughout the season.
Be sure to plant your rose tree in an area that receives full sun with well draining soil. The Knockout Rose Tree requires at least six hours of direct sunlight daily and prefers to be watered at the base of the tree not overhead. Overhead watering can cause leaf spot and disease. Be sure to water your rose thoroughly, never letting it dry out.
Knockout Rose Trees require winter protection. It is recommended that the homeowner mulch around the base of the rose tree and then encircle the central cane with chicken wire or woven wire mesh and affix with twine. Thoroughly mulch inside the basket you’ve created to make an insulating blanket. It is also recommended to use packaged mulch so you don’t introduce any insect pests.
How to Plant Knockout Rose Trees
Dig a hole for the rose tree. The hole should be about twice as wide and the same depth as the root ball or tree container.
Loosen soil at the sides and bottom of the hole with a shovel. Remove the tree from its container and place it in the hole.
Make sure that the tree trunk is as straight as possible and that the top of the root crown is level with the ground.
Rotate and tilt the tree in the hole until you are satisfied with its placement.
Stand back from the tree to visually verify placement and adjust as needed.
Use the original or prepared soil to fill the hole around the tree roots.
Gently tamp the soil down to remove any air pockets.
Apply 2-4 inches of mulch around the base of the tree.