Two of the 5 roses had damage to the top branches. The others only had 1 or 2 branches and did not affect their overall look. The first 2 bushes had almost all their branches broken and had to be pruned. These bushes only have branches extending about 2in. from the dirt. being knock out roses I believe they will grow over time, I just cant put them into the flower bed until they get a foot or better tall.