Clematis Plants
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Clematis

Zone 48436 | Bjvander added on June 6, 2018 | Answered

My clematis vine is only flowering on the top, should I cut it back?

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    Downtoearthdigs
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    Answered on June 8, 2018

    Make sure the feet are in the shade and the head is in the sun. Check moisture levels of soil.

    Make sure they get a general feed in early spring.

    Following the pruning information in the link below, you can clean up the vine at the appropriate time.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/clematis/growing-clematis.htm
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/clematis/pruning-clematis-vines.htm

    On a personal note, I had a summer blooming Clematis that was very sparse. I cut it to the ground and 2 years later a beautiful flush of flowers. A very hard prune may be an option for you.

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