A big tangled mess

lovetogarden(z4 NY)May 10, 2011

I had a Jackmani growing on a tree trunk with a birdhouse on top and over the winter the old trunk fell apart. Everything landed on the clematis that was growing around it. I've since replaced the trunk with a pressure treated post and I put mess wire around that for the clematis to grow around, but, the clematis at it's feet is a big tangled mess. Can I cut this all the way down at this late date?

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bob414(USDA 9, Sunset 15)

Yes. I can't say how much it will do in your zone this year but cutting it back will not damage the plant. I would think it would have time to grow to full size and bloom but have never raised them in your zone.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2011 at 5:59PM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

Jackmanni should be cut back hard every year to do it's best.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2011 at 11:53AM
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