How To Prune Clematis Continued

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This article provides tips for pruning various types of clematis vines
by Brett · All Zones · Pruning · 0 Comments · August 29, 2010 · 27,959 views

Pruning Clematis 3

Pruning Clematis in Group 3

Clematis in group 3: Clematis addisonii, Clematis viticella 'John Huxtable', Clematis x aromatica 'Alba Luxurians', 'Lady Betty Balfour', Clematis x bonstedtii 'Arabella', 'Lady Byrd Johnson', Clematis campaniflora 'Ascotiensis', 'Madame Edouard Andre', Clematis crispa 'Betty Corning', 'Madame Julia Correvon', Clematis x durandii 'Bill MacKenzie', 'Madame Grange', Clematis x eriostemon 'Black Prince', 'Margaret Hunt', lematis flammula 'Blue Angel', 'Margot Koster', Clematis terniflora "Sweet Auumn', Clematis 'Ernest Markam', Clematis 'Duschess of Albany, Clematis 'Comtesse De Bouchard', Clematis texensis.

Pruning Instructions: Clematis in group 3 consist of late-flowering species that bloom from mid-sumer into fall. This group flowers on the last 2 to 3 feet of the current season's growth (new wood). They are easy to prune because you do not need to maintain any old wood. In February or March, cut each stem to a height of 1 or 2 feet. Although you will be removing good stems and buds, this treatment keeps these vigorous growers in bounds. If not pruned, these vines will quickly become a mass of old diseased woody stems producing very few flowers. Always make sure to leave two good buds below where you make your cut. New growth will emerge from these buds to produce the current seasons vines and blooms.

You can buy container-grown Clematis plants online at Gardener Direct


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