The Q&A Archives: Pruning My Vine

Question: I have a hugh dutchman's pipe that's flowering right now. When and how much of it can be pruned?

Answer: Dutchman's pipe flowers on old wood, but it is grown for its foliage and can be pruned anytime to remove tangles and errant shoots. Save renewal pruning for late winter to early spring when the vine is dormant, then cut oldest stems down to six inches.

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