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Clematis Care and Shaping

Postby lazygardner » May 24, 2009 4:40 am

Here is my Duchess of Edinburgh. I haven't done any pruning since I first purchased her, but now she is all wood on the bottom and getting a bit tall for the the porch. She is nearly ready to bloom. How much should I prune and should I do it right after blooming is done? :hmm:
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Re: Clematis Care and Shaping

Postby lazygardner » Jun 12, 2009 11:48 pm

Second request for when and how much to prune this Clemmie. Here is a recent pic of one of the flowers, too.
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Re: Clematis Care and Shaping

Postby kHT » Jun 13, 2009 9:18 am

http://www.silverstarvinery.com/care.asp

Let me recommend this site, Deb has some great information on care. She is also whom I recommend when buying.
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Re: Clematis Care and Shaping

Postby lazygardner » Jun 15, 2009 12:08 am

Is this OUR Deb?
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Re: Clematis Care and Shaping

Postby caliloo » Jun 15, 2009 3:49 am

Thi si sthe BEST site I have ever found for clemmie info. Hopefully you can get the scoop here.


Clematis on the Web
http://www.clematis.hull.ac.uk/

She seems to be a group 2 (light prune), deadwood only in the spring. That said, to get her shorter and bushier, I woudl probably hack it down to about 2 - 3 feet next spring, but that is me.....

Pruning by group:

http://faq.gardenweb.com/faq/lists/clematis/2002095824028038.html

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Re: Clematis Care and Shaping

Postby kHT » Jun 15, 2009 2:36 pm

lazygardner, not our HG's Deb.

caliloo's site has some of the top growers!!

Hallson Gardens has the hosta gardeners where as GardenBuddies has the Clemmie growers, I recommend both sites
equally!! :D
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