The Q&A Archives: passion flower

Question: do I cut it back, and how much do I cut back?

Answer: There are diverse opinions on pruning passionflower vines. Some will say ?don?t bother? and yet it is such a fast growing vine, you will need to eventually do some minor pruning for the shape. This is easily done in the winter after the leaves have fallen, or early spring before flowering begins.

With your gloves on and pruner in hand, simply cut on a diagonal the vines that are leggy or not following the pattern you desire. The vines are rarely too thick to cut with normal anvil pruners. The more you cut the vines back, the bushier they will grow the following spring. Be sure to remove any dead vines or stems.

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