Pruning a Ernest Markham Clematis - Knowledgebase Question

Minneapolis, MN
Question by jljcain
July 25, 2005
I just bought this beautiful Clematis at Backmans 1 month ago. It was a large plant when I got it. How and when do I prune this plant? It has brown sticks with brown dead leaves at the bottom, (it was like that when I got it) but the rest of the plant is beautiful and still is getting light purple flowers on it.


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Answer from NGA
July 25, 2005

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Clematis Ernest Markham is one of the strongest growers and produces bright magenta-red 5-6" flowers from July to September. The mature height 8-12'. Your clematis flowers on new wood so you'll want to wait until late winter and then prune it back hard, leaving only 4-6 buds on each stem. New vines will grow from these buds the following spring. Enjoy your clematis!

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