Flower Size: S = Small (1-4 inches)
M = Medium (4-8 inches)
L = Large (8-10 inches)
Flowering Time: 1 = Spring
2 = Early Summer
3 = Mid Summer
4 = Late Summer
Pruning is a matter of individual tastes. You can not harm your clematis by too harsh a pruning or by lack of pruning. To get the best blooming from your clematis, the above suggested pruning is advised. If you have a clematis not listed here and wish to know the best pruning method for it, just ask us!
|Species||Flower Size||Flower Time||Planting Location||Prune|
|Star of India||M||2-3||Any||Hard|
|Crimson King||M||2-4||East, South, West||Optional|
|Pink Chiffon||M||2 & 4||North,East,West||Hard|
None: Cut out weak or dead stems directly after plant has finished blooming. Pruning will result in few or no blooms the following year.
Light: Prune as needed to produce the shape and height required.
Hard: Cut the plant right down to the lowest pair of leaf buds about 6-12”
Optional: If you want a good show of flowers early do not prune. If you want a good show of flowers later prune hard early in the year.
This information is also available in a PDF.