Pruning viticella clematis

How to prune clematis

Confused about clematis pruning? Find out how and when to prune, with the help of this practical guide.

Clematis need to be pruned regularly to prevent them becoming a tangled mass of stems. Without pruning the plant will become bare at the base, with all of the flowers high up on the plant. Regular pruning encourages strong growth and flowering and keeps the plant within bounds.

Watch our video guide to the three golden rules for caring for clematis.

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