Help with my clematis growing in shrubs
I planted a Villa De Lyon next to my Wine and Roses Weiglia because I wanted to add some interest to the shrub after its finished blooming for the year. Well, it worked. The villa de Lyon is blooming inside the weiglia and looks beautiful, but....
I didn't think this through and now I'm curious how to remove the vine from the shrub this winter without cutting down the shrub. If the vine blooms on new wood and the shrub blooms on old wood should I not pair them? I was thinking if I used a clematis that doesn't need cut back then they would end up blooming together which would be pretty but not what I had intended.
Could I cut the vine at the base and then leave the old stuff in the shub? Will that hurt the weiglia? Is it possible to pull out the old vines without hurting the shrub?
How do you guys do this?