Picture of clematis stem being pruned?
When pruning a 4' clematis, Cezanne, and cut it back to 8-12" as I read to do, do I also remove the dead appearing small stems coming from the new buds? In fact are all those small stems coming from the area of the new buds to be removed? They all look dead and useless.
I'd love to see an actual picture of a branch/stem being pruned. I've read tons of information about pruning these but I'm still confused as you can see.
I wonder if there might be a picture of this posted on GW? I'll try and find those.