My Autumn Clematis Is So Thick And Needs To Be Pruned. Is It Too Early To Prune? Should I Wait Until Spring?
I understand that autumn blooming clematis need to be pruned in spring. Is that correct?
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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.
This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/clematis/pruning-clematis-vines.htm