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Q.How much and when to prune clematis?

Zone london | james ensor added on March 31, 2019 | Answered

How can you tell whether the clematis flowers are on last year`s wood or new growth? If it flowers on new growth, should this be cut right back? Ours are growing in a basement gulley, so sunshine is much better at higher levels. Does this affect the pruning?

thank you for the advice.

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Answered on March 31, 2019

You have to know the flowering time to know when to prune these. A general rule is to prune them directly after the flowers die for the year.

This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/clematis/pruning-clematis-vines.htm

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