I just planted my new Comtesse de Bouchaud clematis that I got at Joy creek. I cut it back already to about 6 inches! Will it live or did I fubar?
Correction I bought it at my local garden center not Joy creek. :) sorry folks!
It will be fine. Cutting back a small clematis, regardless of its official pruning type, makes the clematis grow more stems and it becomes a bushier plant.
This post was edited by nhbabs on Sat, May 17, 14 at 20:22
Yes, it will live. You did the correct thing, especially if you also planted it deep....
Yes, I did plant it deep. Of course, I have no patience for waiting to see some growth, even though I know that the first year they sleep, there has been no growth showing yet. I suspect it's probably that the soil here is still a little too cool yet.