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Overgrown Montana Clematis



  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,158

    I cut my montana down to about 2 feet from the ground after 20-odd years,and it came back as good as ever.This was just after it had flowered and it then flowered the next Spring. It has been flowering well for the last 4 years. My only other comment would be that l was willing to take the risk that it might not have come back at all , so if you are happy to risk it and maybe lose it altogether, go for it. l personally would wait until next Spring,but others may say differently image

    Last edited: 03 August 2017 20:11:40

  • pru5pru5 Posts: 2

    Thank you so much for your response AnniD. I will do as you suggest and cut it down next spring but I think I will try for a couple of cuttings - just in case.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,143

    Hi Pru - what you could try is cutting back a little section of your montana just now, and the new growth it produces would give you some cutting material. image

    Don't know if the stems would be totally suitable, but it's worth a try - it certainly wouldn't do any harm.

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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