I have a climbing rose (or rambler, not sure of the difference) that I've let climb way out of control. As in, the rose climber goes up my [small] trellis, bows over, and brushes the ground. I never got around to trying to keep it in check. Then at one point during summer, I kinda thought it looked cool with how the blooms looked like a waterfall. When then I decided not to make time for it. It's constantly blooming and seems to stay green w/foliage through out the year.
The problem is starting tonight we're supposed to have an ice storm. I'm nervous that the ice storm will weigh down the roses and tear up my trellis. I was going to simply lop off all the canes down to the trellis. --Not short to the ground but matching up with the trellis. Will a darastic cut like that kill it or would it survive, with the threat of ice?