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Cut back will it live?

Posted by kentstar 5b, NE Ohio (My Page) on
Sat, May 17, 14 at 19:43

I just planted my new Comtesse de Bouchaud clematis that I got at Joy creek. I cut it back already to about 6 inches! Will it live or did I fubar?

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RE: Cut back clematis will it live?

Correction I bought it at my local garden center not Joy creek. :) sorry folks!

RE: Cut back will it live?

It will be fine. Cutting back a small clematis, regardless of its official pruning type, makes the clematis grow more stems and it becomes a bushier plant.

This post was edited by nhbabs on Sat, May 17, 14 at 20:22

RE: Cut back will it live?

Yes, it will live. You did the correct thing, especially if you also planted it deep....

RE: Cut back will it live?

Yes, I did plant it deep. Of course, I have no patience for waiting to see some growth, even though I know that the first year they sleep, there has been no growth showing yet. I suspect it's probably that the soil here is still a little too cool yet.

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