clematis whacked by neighbor
I have a clematis (Henryi, I think - label is long gone) which had climbed up a tree to 20' or so and put on a gorgeous display every spring...until this year when my neighbors cut it down to about 18' by mistake (being very close to the property line).
After I stopped crying, I remembered that some clematis varieties like to be cut back to the ground each year, so this one might come back. My first question is, should I expect it to grow back?
If the answer is 'yes', I will transplant it to a spot away from property boundaries. After reading gardengal48's advice to another member, I'm guessing I should wait until fall? Is it better to move it before or after new growth develops?
Judy in Seattle
Here is a link that might be useful: My clematis