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do i cut back clematis after flowering if how much and when



Hiya and welcome to GOY. I was always taught if it flowers before June don't prune. so when did yours flower?

7 Nov, 2009


the one,s I have get pruned in feb - march.
which clematis is it?

7 Nov, 2009


Short answer is no, you don't cut back after flowering (unless it's a montana and needs to be reduced in size) - you need to work out which clematis it is before you cut anything at all.

7 Nov, 2009


I'd just add that if yours flower late (late June onwards) then they need pruning back to about 8 inches from the ground in late January, early February. Most of the others shouldn't really be pruned, though this is a generalisation.

7 Nov, 2009


See answer to next question! :-)

7 Nov, 2009

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