Vines Pruning Guide
Clematis have three main pruning groups that we have simplified as A, B, and C. These groups are based on where the Clematis grows its new flowers. Follow our quick guide below to see when and where you should be pruning your established Clematis vines after their flowering season.
|Flower Time||Spring||Early Summer and Repeat Blooms||Late Summer|
|Flowers on||Old wood||Old & new wood||New wood|
|When to Prune||After flowering (Summer)||After flowering (Fall / Winter)||After flowering (Winter / Spring)|
|Where to Prune||Cut out weak or dead stems.||Light pruning with variation in length in late Feb. or March. Remove weak or dead wood.||Cut back to two strong sets of buds as close to soil level as possible.|