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Pruning Back Black Eye Susan Vine

Posted by teakettle2 9 (My Page) on
Tue, Jan 3, 12 at 11:24

Happy New Year
I have a black eye Susan vine that has pretty much taken over my side fence. I want to prune it back some. The crazy thing is still blooming.

Right now it is growing out of its original one gallon black pot from Lowes. (I think, I havent seen the pot for over a year, all grown over) Should I repot it? Or should I trim it back and stick it in the ground (finally after two years?)

The vine is about 8 feet high and 15 feet long-about 12-18 inches wide. This is the 2nd winter it has survived, we had frost a couple of weeks ago-it just kept blooming.

I have neglected it for so long-I think any attention I give it now might shock it to death. Poor thing.

Thanks for your advice.

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RE: Pruning Back Black Eye Susan Vine

I wish I could get mine to come back. Was told it was an annual here. Maybe not this year-lot warmer then normal. And less then 1 inch of snow so far.

RE: Pruning Back Black Eye Susan Vine

Plant it in the ground, but not in the dead of winter. It may die when you replant because its pot bound. You can trim it back. I trim mine often, but I live in san francisco. It will come back from winter, if it well established. It won't be established after you transplant it. I think you can root a cutting in the house in water and then plant that in the spring in case it dies.

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