Pruning Your Clematis The Spring Hill Nurseries® EZ Pruning Guide
Clematis is quickly becoming one of America's most popular types of flowering plant, and it's easy to see why. Depending upon cultivar, Clematis can add vertical interest even in small spaces, sprawl across retaining walls or sunny ground, and work beautifully in containers. Clematis are available in early-blooming varieties, but many Clematis bloom later in the season, or even in autumn. This widely-varied genus is incredibly versatile—but that diversity can lead to questions about pruning
Let's cut through all the noise about Clematis pruning — it's actually quite simple. The Clematis expert, Deborah Hardwick has given Spring Hill Nurseries a quick and easy way to remember how to prune each type of Clematis. It's either green, yellow, or red. Check out her video explaining the stoplight pruning system here.
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