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Cutting back Clematis Armandii

Surrey, United Kingdom Gb

Can I cut back and move Clematis Armandii if so how soon can I do this and how drastic can I be with cutting as I need to release it from a fence, it is in completely the wrong place



From the RHS - Gardening Advice pruning clematis:

For pruning purposes clematis can be divided into three groups:
Group 1
Small-flowered species and their cultivars, flowering early spring on last season’s growth.
e.g. Clematis alpina, C. armandii, C. cirrhosa, C. macropetala, C. montana

General pruning
Minimal. Remove dead or damaged stems, and reduce others to their allotted space immediately after flowering (see pic left).
Cut back to 15-30cm (6-12in) from the base immediately after flowering.

15 Apr, 2009


Oh dear, Jan - I know they don't like being moved. However, if needs must - take the advice above and move it after you have cut it back, then feed it and keep it well-watered. I hope it survives. Good luck!

15 Apr, 2009


Remember also to plant it deep. At least 4 inches lower than soil surface. Clematis love to have their roots well protected in shade.

15 Apr, 2009


Oh well here goes, thank you to all who tried to help Jan

16 Apr, 2009

How do I say thanks?

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