Hybrid Tea Roses – Should I Remove Leaves?

hybrid tea rose

Q: I’m a mother with young children and an avid wannabe gardener. Should I remove all the leaves from my hybrid tea roses when I prune them this month? I already removed the leaves in December and the plants put out new foliage because the weather was so mild! 

A: There is no need to remove the leaves. Your rose needs all of them it can produce. If the weather turns really cold some may freeze off but it’s nothing to worry about.

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