Clematis Plants

My Autumn Clematis Is So Thick And Needs To Be Pruned. Is It Too Early To Prune? Should I Wait Until Spring?

Zone 5B | mtgentile added on December 2, 2019 | Answered

I understand that autumn blooming clematis need to be pruned in spring. Is that correct?

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Answered on December 3, 2019

It will be safe to prune once all blooms have faded. As long as you catch the plant before it begins to sprout the next years flowers buds, you will be fine to prune between flower drop and new bud formation.

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