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Clematis

Zone london | [email protected] added on January 25, 2017 | Answered

When should I prune clematis?

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    Alisma
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    Answered on January 25, 2017

    As these articles explain, the best time of year to prune clematis depends on which species you have and which pruning group it falls into:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/clematis/pruning-clematis-vines.htm
    http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cfiv/homeowners/090306.html

    If you don't know what type you have, you may be able to figure it out based on the characteristics and timing of the blooms, as explained in these articles:
    https://extension.psu.edu/plants/gardening/gardening-questions/spring/when-should-i-prune-my-clematis
    http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/plants/landscape/groundcovers/hgic1104.html

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