Suckers from rose root stocks are a common problem that can be dealt with quite easily. Rose suckers can also be prevented if you know what causes them. Rose suckers can overtake a precious rose if you don't act early. Sandra Ross explains how to identify and remove them. Rose bushes are often grafted onto hardier rootstocks. When the rootstocks send up new growth, they sap energy from the plant and need to be.
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That's why rootstock canes are appropriately called "suckers". They will grow tall and a bit wild, much like an untrained climbing rose. If allowed to develop, suckers grow as long arching canes, with significantly more vigour than the rose itself. Thieves targeting rare plants prompt botanical gardens to beef up security. Don't be surprised is suckers pop up several feet from the originating rose bush. The graft or bud union looks like a small, knobby knot.