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WillsWills Posts: 262

Hi Folks i have recently purchased a clematis rebecca that had some flowers on it the flowers have dropped off and the seed heads are left do i prune it or leave seed heads on .


  • WintersongWintersong Posts: 2,436

    I've left the seed heads on my Rebecca, as well as many other clematis image

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 28,821

    Rebecca is agroup 2 so you can/should prune lightly to keep it to shape after the first flush of flowers finishes.   It should then produce a second flush of flowers in late summer.    With young clematis that are recently planted, it is enough just to remove the spent flowers so it doesn't waste energy making seeds.

    Either way, give your clematis a good feed to encourage new flower formation.

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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