Cut back will it live?

kentstar(5b, NE Ohio)May 17, 2014

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?

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kentstar(5b, NE Ohio)

Correction I bought it at my local garden center not Joy creek. :) sorry folks!

    Bookmark   May 17, 2014 at 7:48PM
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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

    Bookmark   May 17, 2014 at 8:04PM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

Yes, it will live. You did the correct thing, especially if you also planted it deep....

    Bookmark   May 25, 2014 at 1:54PM
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kentstar(5b, NE Ohio)

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.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2014 at 10:38PM
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