CLEMATIS JINGLE BELLS WINTER BEAUTY
I have what was a beautiful Jingle Bells clematis (4th year planted) against a trellis. Spread 6ft x 5ft. It has been stunning from the 1st season. The leaves have suddenly in the last 2 weeks started to go brown and crisp. It has lost app 60% of its leaves and those that are left are no longer glossy but are also going brown. I can see 1 new shoot with 6 tiny good leaves growing. All other new shots are badly wilted on existing stems.
Should I cut it right back now and see what happens?
Has any body any idea for this happening?