Planting a Tree Rose
As soon as you get your new roses home, remove the biodegradable fiber pots from this box & from their plastic bags. Water the soil in the pots immediately & keep it moist until you're ready to plant. Don't allow the soil to dry out at any time.
Select a sunny spot where the soil drains well. Dig a very generous planting hole. Amend the soil you removed with potting soil, compost, or loam to make it loose & crumbly. In cold climates, plant tree roses in a largecontainer, about 14 inches high and 14 inches across.
With a utility knife, make 4 six-inch cuts down the sides of the pot & 2 two-inch cuts in the bottom of the pot to encourage root growth.
Place the fiber pot in the hole so the rim will be an inch below the final soil surface. In containers, the rim of the pot should be two inches below the final soil surface.
Compact the soil & eliminate large air pockets by generously watering the soil with a gentle stream from the hose. Add more amended soil and water until the soil in the planting hole is level with the surrounding soil.
With a very sharp pruner, cut a half-inch off the end of each cane. Do not fertilize your tree rose until a month after planting. The plant will begin blooming about eight weeks after planting.