Pruning Type 3

saj_2002March 14, 2013

Hello everybody,

I have a 3 year old clematis (2 Jackmanii) that I am trying to train sideways over the two black fences(??) - please see photograph.They have about 3 - 4 stems each and reached about halfway between the two black fences last year. My question is - should I prune them all the way to the ground or should I prune them where they touch the black fence at the top to increase the spread of leaves (and hopefuilly flowers?)

All advice is appreciated.

Saj

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gardengal48

Prune down to the second set of buds from the base - this can be anywhere from 12-18" or so from the ground.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2013 at 5:14PM
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saj_2002

thanks a lot...

    Bookmark   March 15, 2013 at 10:57PM
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