Pruning Montana Clematis

Betty LevarMay 2, 2014

I have two Montana clematis's growing on my chain link fence for a number of years. I have yet to prune it but it is getting heavy looking and I am sure there are numerous dead limbs on it. Would it be best to prune it in the fall after the leaves fall or after it blooms. It is lovely when it blooms and is just loaded with pink flowers.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

You can prune out dead vines after it blooms.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2014 at 1:16PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

After it blooms. If you do it in the Autumn you will cut off the flower buds for next spring. Even done after flowering you will have reduced flowering next year.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 11:55AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Betty Levar

Thank you for your advice. It is very heavy on the fence and there are numerous dead vines interwoven I have to go something. So after it blooms, which is always spectacular, I will reduce it somewhat. Thanks again.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 8:39PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Clematis heaving out of the ground?
Hi. I have a 4 year old Jackmanii clem that has begun...
lismari
Aack! Clay soil!
Late one night in throes of my new clematis obsession,...
cohouser
Need advice for rehabing clematis
I had a Duchess of Edinburgh (Type 2) growing on both...
subk3
Moms Clematis
Hey everyone! I normally post on the allium forum and...
landscraper82
Plans for 2015
This forum has been quiet for so long... so maybe it'll...
Michaela .:. thegarden@902 .:. (Zone 5b - Iowa)
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™