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Clematis

Zone M16 8LP | Sarah Roberts added on April 21, 2018 | Answered

The arch that my clematis is growing over is badly rusted and needs to be replaced. There are 2 Broughton Star clematis plants growing over it. I would have to cut off pretty much all the vines to replace the arch. Would this kill the plants?

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    BushDoctor
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    Answered on April 22, 2018

    No. This plant can be cut back vigorously, and is a part of yearly or biennial maintenance. This article will help you to know which you have, and when to prune it: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/clematis/pruning-clematis-vines.htm

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