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Pruning Type 3

Posted by saj_2002 none (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 14, 13 at 19:29

Hello everybody,

I have a 3 year old clematis (2 Jackmanii) that I am trying to train sideways over the two black fences(??) - please see photograph.They have about 3 - 4 stems each and reached about halfway between the two black fences last year. My question is - should I prune them all the way to the ground or should I prune them where they touch the black fence at the top to increase the spread of leaves (and hopefuilly flowers?)

All advice is appreciated.


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RE: Pruning Type 3

Prune down to the second set of buds from the base - this can be anywhere from 12-18" or so from the ground.

RE: Pruning Type 3

thanks a lot...

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