Back when there were lots of clems for sale locally, I bought a few too many and didn't get them all planted before summer temperatures arrived. A couple of them started to look kind of iffy, so I sank them into the ground in their pots. They perked up very impressively, so now I'm doing them same for the others, to keep them happy until the weather gets cooler and I've figured out where the heck I'm going to put them.
Here's my question: I'd like to cut them back so they don't get all tangled up with one another (I have to sink them close together). But will that encourage root growth and cause them to get rootbound in their pots? I'm still trying to get the hang of cutting back when it's not on the regular pruning schedule.