Cat's Claw Plant

Trimming Cat’s Claw Vine added on August 12, 2017 | Answered

I live in the Phoenix metro area in Arizona. Hot and typically very dry. I have a well established cat's claw vine growing on a cement block wall in the east side of my yard. Most of it gets full sun all day long. It also gets plenty of water. A friend has offered to trim it for me. She set out on a very aggressive, deep trimming. See the photo, I think I uploaded it correctly. Back when I was a kid, I watched my Dad pretty much kill off a couple of hedges with a similar treatment. With no leaves to shade them, the branches just baked in he sun and died. I am concerned that the same thing might happen to my cat's claw if it is all trimmed back this far. I know that it is very heat/drought resistant, but I don't know if trimming it back might injure/kill it. I spent quite a few minutes researching the www looking for the best answer, but didn't find any. Can you help me out with a good answer, and if you know of a link to the "correct" way to trim it I would love to see it. Best, and thanks so much for your help, Mike

Share this Question:
Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Check here if you would like to receive notifications every time this question is answered.
You are subscribed to receive notifications whenever this question is answered.
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on August 14, 2017
Was this answer useful?
Looking for more?
Here are more questions about Cat's Claw Plant

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.