I put a white clematis in the garden today.
It has three branches. Two of the branches have a bud with leaves on about 35 centimetres up and both of them have another bud with leaves on, an additional 5 centimetres above that. The third branch has a bud about 10 centimetres up so it is a lot lower down on the plant.
On the internet I read that you have to be cruel to be kind and that you should prune it back dramatically even thought I have just planted it.
Could anyone give some advice. I was thinking of waiting for it to flower and then when the flowers wither, to prune the tallest branches by about 20 centimetres