Pruning OLD Sweet Autumn Clematis now
I just finished pruning my Sweet Autumn Clematis. Unfortunately, I did NOT aggressively prune for a few years - I just cut it back partially. It still bloomed nicely - but, it was bare towards the bottom.
I have pruned pretty hard this Spring - not realizing that I shouldn't have pruned past the last buds. I have two out of six canes that still have buds - the others do not. My canes are over an inch in diameter. Will they grow anything and produce flowers again?
Thanks in advance.