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Cutting back a Clematis

Posted by helencolby (My Page) on
Fri, May 14, 10 at 23:37

I have two of these lovely plants growing up a trellis in front of our home. But.... there is a lot of dead looking vine underneat and here and there that is unsightly and shows a great deal even with the growth of the two plants. Can I just cut these vines down to about a foot or so tall? I would like to replace the trellis as well as it is 13 years old and getting kind of old and nasty looking.

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RE: Cutting back a Clematis

Yes prune back to about a foot tall above a leaf axil..fertilize and replace your trellis...water well...Jeanne

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