Asked on Oct 9, 2017

Do you cut your clamata's or leave them whole on trellis in the fall

CarmenRaeCheryl A


8 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Oct 9, 2017

    Depends on what variety of the clematis. I leave mine until the new growth begins in the spring.This way only the dead vine get cut and not the growth for the potential flower
  • most people I know cut them off once the leaves start looking brownish and they always return the next year.
  • Deb3350875
    on Oct 9, 2017

    i cut my clematis back about half way.
  • Harlean Greathouse
    on Oct 9, 2017

    I used to do as Janet, and cut away only the dead vines in the spring, but it is hard to tell the dead ones. I have cut what I thought was a dead vine, and found that I also was cutting off green side shoots. So last year I cut them all back to the ground in the Fall, and they grew very rapidly in the Spring, filled out nicely and flowered beautifully in the Summer.
  • Beverly Parrott
    on Oct 9, 2017

    I leave them because new growth comes back on these in spring
  • Cheryl A
    on Oct 9, 2017

    we cut ours down every year and they come back big and beautiful in the spring and actually bloom twice a year in our area in GA
  • Rae
    on Oct 9, 2017

    I have done both. We live in the nw corner of Ohio so we do get some nasty weather in the weather. I have in the past if not cut back take the plant down and kinda wrap it around itself and leave on the ground.
  • Carmen
    on Oct 10, 2017

    I leave them. New growth will sprout on the old and dried vines.
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