Planting and Caring for Knock Out® Rose Trees
How to Plant and Care for Knock Out® Rose Trees
If you're looking for a colorful way to make a grand statement in your yard, then we suggest our Knock Out® Rose Trees.
Knock Out Rose Trees grow to about 4 feet tall and 4 feet wide, are self-cleaning and bloom 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.
Planting Knock Out® Rose Trees
Be sure to plant your tree in an area that receives full sun (6 to 8 hours of sunlight daily) with well-draining soil. It requires at least six hours of direct sunlight daily and prefers to be watered at the base of the tree not overhead.
Dig a hole for the tree. The hole should be about twice as wide and the same depth as the root ball or tree container. 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.
Finally, gently tamp the soil down to remove any air pockets. Apply 2-4 inches of mulch around the base of the tree to conserve moisture.
Watering Knock Out® Rose Trees
Be sure to water your rose thoroughly, never letting it dry out. Generally, this means watering about once or twice weekly. If you don't get enough rainfall each week (about an inch), then check the surrounding soil about 3 inches down for dryness.