Clematis - Knowledgebase Question

Staten Island, Ne
Question by jpisanti
June 30, 2010
I noticed that my clematis only seems to bloom on new growth. Should I cut it all the way back at some point each year for more blooms?

Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010


Clematis in the Jackman group of hybrids (such as jackmanii) bloom on new growth (wood grown in the same year). Prune your clematis in the spring, just as the buds swell or slightly before. You can prune to within 4-6" of the base if you wish, and the plant will produce lots of new twining growth during the spring.

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