Answer: This is a very low maintenance rose. In late fall, mulch heavily over the root area. You could also heap mulch over the base of the plant. Next spring, gradually remove the excess mulch. Leave a layer of mulch two to three inches deep. Then trim it back by about half to two thirds, more if required to remove winter damage and restore a symmetrical appearance. Top dress with compost and apply a complete granular or slow release fertilizer such as 10-10-10 per the label instructions. Enjoy!
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