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There are three varieties of clematis and each needs to be pruned at different times.
* Don't prune the early spring cultivars until the first bloom is finished. You should only trim these clematis to shape them.
* Cut back mid-season bloomers to just a single pair of buds in early spring.
* Late blooming clematis flower on new growth. They should be pruned in early spring to no more than 12-18 inches tall.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|