Step 1: Remove the Dead and Diseased
Remove any shoots that are dead, diseased, weak, or crossing shoots from the center of the bush to leave an open symmetrical framework from which new shoots can arise.
Step 2: Trim Main Stems
Reduce the main stems to 8–12 in (20–30 cm) above the ground, cutting back to a healthy, outward-facing bud—hybrid tea roses respond well to drastic pruning. After a few weeks, new shoots will appear, eventually producing an abundance of blooms.
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Old-fashioned roses such as albas, mosses and damasks are pruned lightly in summer after the first flush of flowers.