Clematis – how to prune for the winter

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linda adriano asked 14 years ago

My clematis flowered purple late in the summer, beautiful. It grew upwards and only spread out one side. I trained it up a trellis. Its died off now, brown. I am afraid to cut it back incase it dosnt grow as much next year. if you keep cutting them back each year, where do you cut them back to?Also does it grow faster each year the older it gets?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
This sounds like Clematis x jackmannii, a late-flowering hybrid that flowers on shoots produced in the smae year and is normally pruned in January, just before growth begins.