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How do I get shrub roses ready for winter?

Three yellow roses as part of a shrub.

Not as fragile as they look. (Photo: Flickr/T. Kiya)

How do I get shrub roses ready for winter?

October 15, 2012

Q: How do I prepare shrub roses for winter?

A: Shrub roses need very little winter protection. Perhaps add about 4 inches of mulch around the base and give them a last shot of fertilizer before it freezes.

Of course if they are located where real high wind will get to them you might need to deal with this.

-- Answer from Dennis M. Smith, home and garden specialist on JustAnswer.

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