How &when Do I Prune Sweet Autumn Clematis - Knowledgebase Question

Wrightstown, NJ
Question by ct123192
March 20, 2000
I have a sweet autumn clematis plant growing up a chain link fence.The plant is around 5 years old and I have never pruned it.It is now very thick with the old growth.When and how much of it should I prune?

Answer from NGA
March 20, 2000


This plant can be pruned as hard as needed in early spring and will regrow and bloom the same season. It may even bloom better if pruned back hard every spring, but as you have probably noticed, it is not strictly required.

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