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I have a clematis which flowers during March and April; it was here in the garden when we recently moved in; I'm unsure when to prune and whether i should prune lightly or take it back to the ground. Its currently a good 7ft high and looks as though it hasnt been pruned in a good 5 years or so and I'm worried about making a mistake with it.  Can someone help? 


  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,121

    Simple rule about Clematis pruning. Flower before June, don't prune.

    So, to modify it, after flowering remove any damaged, unwanted shoots, dead bits and finished flowers.

    Post a picture on a Forum and somwone will be able to id it for you I am sure.

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