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A big tangled mess

Posted by lovetogarden z4 NY (My Page) on
Tue, May 10, 11 at 14:35

I had a Jackmani growing on a tree trunk with a birdhouse on top and over the winter the old trunk fell apart. Everything landed on the clematis that was growing around it. I've since replaced the trunk with a pressure treated post and I put mess wire around that for the clematis to grow around, but, the clematis at it's feet is a big tangled mess. Can I cut this all the way down at this late date?

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RE: A big tangled mess

  • Posted by bob414 USDA 9 Sunset 15 (My Page) on
    Tue, May 10, 11 at 17:59

Yes. I can't say how much it will do in your zone this year but cutting it back will not damage the plant. I would think it would have time to grow to full size and bloom but have never raised them in your zone.

RE: A big tangled mess

Jackmanni should be cut back hard every year to do it's best.

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