White and green clematis flowers

How to prune a summer-flowering clematis

Watch Monty Don's practical video guide on pruning a summer-flowering, or group 3 clematis in spring.

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
To do
To do

Do not To do in January

Do not To do in February

Do To do in March

Do not To do in April

Do not To do in May

Do not To do in June

Do not To do in July

Do not To do in August

Do not To do in September

Do not To do in October

Do not To do in November

Do not To do in December

Overview

Clematis flowering in June or beyond should be pruned in spring to encourage new shoots that will carry lots of summer blooms. Monty Don explains how and where to make your cuts.

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