Rose branches starting to dry up and die

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Rose branches starting to dry up and die

Post by Tina » Fri, 10 Aug 2012 02:35:17



I have a bush that looks like a rosa xanthina (peachy/yellow single five
petal roses).  This summer has been very hot in Colorado, 27 days over
90 degrees and 7 of those days being over 100 degrees.  So I've been
trying to not over water my rose bushes but let the hose run under them
for at least 15 to 20 minutes long.  I have been having whole branches
starting to dry up and die.  I cut them back at the dead part and it
just keeps happening.  The rest of the bush is green and blooming.  I
saw something online last night about die back.  But in my case it seems
the leaves start to dry up at the top first before anything happens in
the stem.  With Die back they suggest cutting the plant back to the
green happy area and putting some kind of anti-fungal paste at that
point to kill what ever may be the problem.  Are there anti-fungal
pastes sold at nurseries or can I make something at home?

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TinaA