My clematis is outgrowing my trellis, is there anything I can do?

Barb Verbos
by Barb Verbos
This is the second year so it's growing like gangbusters. Do I need to buy a taller trellis, string some wire to give it something to cling to, or can I guide it back down upon itself? It's shooting straight up in the air right now.
  4 answers
  • Wendy Wendy on May 29, 2017
    if you have it against a wall and can nail, screw a board up higher. Before putting it up, put nails across the board. The board should be wider than your trellis., but use what you have. Knot strings to the nails and tie them to the top of your trellis. Wrap sticking out vines around strings. You could also control height by pruning

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 29, 2017
    Clematis does not get pruned while growing.You can gently guide it back down the existing trellis.Next season before the vine starts to grow put in a larger trellis.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on May 29, 2017
    I curled my upward sproutings downwards and secured with garden twine and it seems to be adjusting. The twine in now hidden in the leafy vegetation.

  • Marylou Marylou on May 29, 2017
    I have turned the sprouting downwards also. I even transplanted them last year and they are growing really nicely. Seem to be a very Harry plant.