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I've seen these rose trees really stand out when planted around patios. It gets only 4-7 feet high, so it fits just about anywhere, and you're rewarded with all those amazing Knock Out® blooms!

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Knock Out® Rose Tree

The brightest roses... on a tree!


The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better results the first full growing season.

2-3 ft.
Mar 2nd, 2015
List: $99.95
Sale: $49.98
6 at $47.48 each
Planting Mix for Knock Out® Rose Trees
Rose & Citrus Planting Mix

Helps your Knock Out® Rose Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Soil Contents
Sale: $6.98
Patio Planting Kit
Patio Planting Kit

Our Patio Kit allows you to easily pot up your patio plant in a container with the soil and fertilizer your plant requires.

Your patio kit includes:
  1. 12in x 12in container - Perfect size for any patio plant. Made in the USA

  2. DIEHARD Transplant - Provides the optimal nutrition to start your patio plant off the right way

  3. 3 bags of Patio Planting Mix - This mix is specially formulated to give your patio plant maximum results.

Container Fert Tabs Patio Mix
12in Container DIEHARD Transplant Patio Planting Mix
Sale: $33.48

Rich blooms in abundance with no maintenance needed!

Knock Out® Roses have set the standard for bloom color, size, and adaptability.

Now, horticulturists have bred a tree with the same characteristics! The Knock Out® Rose Tree has raised the bar for disease resistance, and is as carefree as they come. Hardy and reliable, your rose tree will bloom from early spring to first frost, giving you fluorescent blooms for months.

This self cleaning rose tree requires no dead heading. Other roses require you to prune off the dead blooms so that new ones will grow. These blooms simply fall off when they start looking undesirable.

Your Knock Out® Rose Trees come pruned to promote more branching. More branching means more blooms!

Disease resistant, even to Blackspots that harm so many other roses.

Adaptable to various soil types and drought tolerant, too! Reaching a mature height of 4-7 feet, your Knock Out® Rose Tree will work in any area of your landscape.

Plant in containers or directly in the ground. Creates a stunning entryway, pool accent or garden focal point.

A versatile tree that stays smothered in roses for up to 6 months out of the year.

We prune your Knock Out® Roses before we ship them out to give you an explosion of growth when you receive them.

This is the hottest rose introduction in years. These trees will quickly sell out, so order yours now.






Growing Zones: 5-10

Mature Height: 4-7 ft.
Mature Width: 2-3 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Very Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Great
Botanical Name: Rosa
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 5-10
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 5-10
(blue area above)

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It's Easy to Plant your Knock Out® Rose Tree

Specific Directions for Knock Out® Rose Tree

Your Knockout Roses will thrive in an area the receives full to partial sunlight, and prefer six to eight hours of sunlight a day. Afternoon shade will be more beneficial for your Roses than morning shade.

Your natural soil will be great for your Knock out Roses especially if it's well drained, and isn't too light or sandy. Keep your soil moist, not over saturated. To help hold the moisture in spread mulch around the base of your Knockout roses. Knockout roses prefer to receive water at their bases instead of receiving water from overhead.

You'll see blooms on your Knockout Roses early every Spring, that will last until your first frost. Knockout Roses produce new blooms every four to six weeks and will love it if you give them organic fertilizer once a month after their first blooming cycle.

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Knock Out® Rose Tree.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Knock Out® Rose Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Knock Out® Rose Tree again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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My knockout rose trees has holes in the leaves. It this a disease? What can I do?
A shopper on Jun 8, 2014
Best Answer: If the holes are perfectly round or nearly so they are probably the result of cut bee activity. This is an annoying, but not plant threatening pest!
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sun or shade?
A shopper on Jun 13, 2014
Best Answer: My 2 knockout rose trees are planted to where they only receive a little afternoon sun. They both bloomed nicely in the spring and are now (second week in June) blooming again. The tree that gets the most sun is growing and blooming a little better than the one that gets less sun. If I were to do it again, I would plant them where they got more, if not totally sun, but they are clearly tolerating mostly shade just fine.
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Is this red or pink knock out rose? thx
A shopper on Sep 5, 2014
Best Answer: They looked red to me. Unfortunately our tree didn't make it this year. It started to grow after winter and we got a freak freeze and killed it.
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Do the knockout rose trees need to become dormant in winter?
sandra s on Oct 11, 2014
Best Answer: Ours did. Once spring came it started to grow leaves again until a late freeze hit and killed it.
Reply · Report · Troy W on Oct 13, 2014
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Could I grow roses in a container?
A shopper on Jun 1, 2014
Best Answer: I tried growing a tree rose in Northern Colorado but it did not survive our cold winter. I received a replacement this spring and planted it in a 22 inch diameter plastic half barrel obtained at Costco. It appears to be growing well with several flower buds starting to appear. I plan to move the plant to a sheltered location in late fall, Check with me in late summer for an update.
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Do you leave the rose tree in the ground over the winter?
Betsy S on Jun 5, 2014
Best Answer: We did leave our rose tree in the ground over two winters. It survived the winter of 2012-2013 very well & came back in the spring of 2013 more robust than ever.

However, with the several Polar Vortex temperature drops & early snows we had here in Ohio the winter of 2013-2014, the rose tree did not survive. Which is a shame, it was a housewarming gift.
Reply · Report · william s on Jun 6, 2014
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Do they have thorns?
A shopper on Jul 19, 2014
Best Answer: Yes but they are somewhat smaller then the ones on the bushes. cheers john
Reply · Report · John R on Jul 22, 2014
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What is the life expectancy of these rose trees?
A shopper on Aug 20, 2014
Best Answer: I purchased two of these trees last year. They did not bloom well the first year but the foliage was lovely. However, they had an early demise and never bounced back this year after such a hard winter (I am in Upstate NY)
Reply · Report · Stella A on Aug 20, 2014
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How tall and diameter will they grow to at full growth?
John J on Jun 28, 2014
Best Answer: The Knockout Rose Tree grows between 4-7 ft tall, and 2-3 ft wide.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 10, 2014
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what to do if white powdery spots appears?
A shopper on Jun 27, 2014
Best Answer: If white powdery spots appear you have a few options. 1. Take a moist towel or paper towel and see if you can remove the residue. 2. wipe the tree down with a soap and water solution with 3 parts water and one part soap. Use a gentle soap like Dawn. 3. Spray your tree with an organic fungicide. 4. Remove any parts of the tree that have the residue.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 7, 2014
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I put my tree in an unheated garage over the winter and in spring, it was budding very nicely. I trimmed the branches to even it out and now it looks as if it's dying. What can I do?
Sherri B on Jun 21, 2014
Best Answer: It could be going through a blooming cycle. It cycles through blooms every 4 to 6 weeks. I would suggest giving it some fertilizer. Follow the care instructions on the link below closely.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 25, 2014
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Will my plant be eaten by deers?
Angie N on Sep 17, 2014
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t live in Kalamazoo Mi. The area near my house gets shade to partial shade till 3 pm and full sun 3pm till 7pm. Will that be enough sun for knockout rose trees? Also, our winters can get pretty darn cold 2014 winter was harsh. Is there a way to protect them from harsh winters?
brownthumb? on Aug 4, 2014
Best Answer: Knockout Roses need at least six hours of direct sunlight a day. Knockout Roses can survive the winters in zones 5 - 10.

You can protected roses bushes in the winter by placing pine straw, mulch or hay around them to keep their roots warm. You can also cover your bushes with a sheet to protect them from frost.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 11, 2014
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what is the size for width?
Doris T on Jul 13, 2014
Best Answer: The width of the foliage is about half a foot to a foot wide.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 16, 2014
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We planted this tree about a month ago and all the buds that it arrived with have opened and bloomed we don't see any new buds or new growth is this normal?
Renee S on Jun 29, 2014
Best Answer: This is normal. Sometimes plants need a month or two to get adjusted to their new environment before growing larger. The tree may also be sending its energy to the existing blooms.
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If I plant in large containers do I need to move inside for the winter? I live in Central Illinois.
A shopper on Jun 27, 2014
Best Answer: The Knock Out Rose tree is cold hardy enough to survive the winter inn Illinois, but I would bring it inside during harsh winter storms, or cover it with a sheet at night to protect it from frost.
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I keep getting growth at bottom of knockout tree. I was gone for a few weeks and they just spiked out of ground. They continuously do that. I tried cutting but always come back. What should I do and when?
checkel on Oct 21, 2014
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hi,, i live in the east , i would like a rose tree but the maximum height i can have is 4 maybe 5 feet , would this tree work for me,if not can you recommend one ?
jerry l on Sep 21, 2014
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what is the best time of year to plant this rose tree?
pwarren on Sep 20, 2014
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Due to cold weather in some parts of the country, we have suspended shipping to the areas that are shaded on the map below. Please view the diagram to determine if your area has been affected. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 2, 3 or 4. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date. If you live in a shaded area but wish to receive your product(s) now, please visit our contact us page here or call a customer service rep toll free at 888-504-2001.

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Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
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Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.

Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

Tree before pruning Tree after pruning Rose before pruning Rose after pruning
Maple Tree before pruning Maple Tree after pruning 3 gallon Knockout Rose before pruning 3 gallon Knockout Rose after pruning

Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.