Transplanting and planting a clematis
I bought a Piilu last year and planted it only to read later on that I was suppose to plant it 3 to 4" deep. Can I dig it up and replant in the same spot but deeper? or is it too late? Also, I special ordered it at the nursery from Monrovia and when it arrived it was a monster! Lush, tall and big! I'd say that it was about 3 or 4' tall. I know that it blooms on old and new wood but now I also know that I am suppose to prune it all the way back the first couple of years. Should I prune it back even though it has lot of canes from the bottom and seems really lush?
Also, I am buying from Monrovia a Nelly Moser this spring and want to make sure that I plant it correctly :) After I plant it 3 to 4" deep do I immediately prune it down to 6" or do I wait to do that in the Spring? I know that you aren't suppost to cut it back after the third year but I am wondering about the first and second year.