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  • Answered by
    GKH_Susan on
    July 21, 2023
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    It looks like 'Josehphine' which flowers in early summer on old wood, then again on new growth. It is in pruning group two.
    https://www.johnson.k-state.edu/lawn-garden/agent-articles/vines/clematis-pruning-made-simple.html

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  • Answered by
    BushDoctor on
    August 8, 2023
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    The best time to prune Clematis montana is immediately after flowering, typically in late spring or early summer. Start by removing any dead or damaged stems, cutting them back to healthy growth. Next, thin out the plant by removing some of the older, woody stems at the base, allowing younger, more vigorous growth to take their place. Trim back any excessively long or unruly stems to encourage a more compact and tidy appearance. It is important to avoid heavy pruning in late summer or fall, as this can remove the flower buds that will bloom in the following spring, so I would wait until then. Regular pruning will help keep it in check and ensure a beautiful display of flowers year after year. These articles will help:

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/clematis

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    BushDoctor on
    August 24, 2023
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    That will be a group 1 Clematis. This means that it blooms on old wood, so pruning will not be necessary unless it gets unruly or to remove dead vines. Winter care should be taken. This is only barely hardy in your area, and some cultivars will be a little more sensitive than others. You may need to mulch extra heavily in winter, and remove the mulch in spring. I would expect some dieback each year, but this should not be too bad.

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

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/clematis

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    GKH_Susan on
    November 25, 2023
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    It looks like it has been through some freezing weather. Princess Kate clematis is deciduous and should lose its leaves in the fall. In the spring, cut back the old vines above a node to 15-20 cm. (6-8 inches) from ground level. New stems should grow, followed by flowering.

    If it is wilt, the roots usually survive and send up new shoots in spring.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/clematis/clematis-wilt-treatment.htm

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