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Clematis pinching out?

bobloesbobloes Posts: 134

Hi All I have a couple of summer flowering clematis (unfortunately lost the name tag) which I moved last year and they did not do well.  They look as if they are coming good now but I was wondering if there is any benefit from pinching out growing tips, as with annuals, to promote vigour and bushiness?  Thanks. Bob


  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,532
    I've haven't heard about pinching them out but it won't hurt them they should grow from the side shootsimage
  • Bob, if they are Summer flowering clematis you should have cut them hard back in February, not too late to knock them back a bit now.

    It will delay the flowering but long term you should have better plants.

  • bobloesbobloes Posts: 134

    Thanks for the thoughts.  I cut them really hard in November so I am hoping that is sufficient.  I think I will not pinch out and see what happens this year and change tack if not particularly good.  Cheers

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