Pruning Clematis - Knowledgebase Question

Salem, Ne
Question by Ccandc11
May 5, 2009
Should you cut down your clematis in the fall or save the branches for new growth in the spring.


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Answer from NGA
May 5, 2009

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Clematis blooms on new wood which is produced on old wood so you can prune yours down in the spring, just before new growth begins. Don't prune back too far - you'll need some old wood on which new flowering shoots can develop. Enjoy your garden!

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