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King Garden Designs, Inc. is a boutique landscape design company located in New York. Charles King Sadler, King Garden Designs founder, enjoys creating and enhancing the beauty and vitality of landscapes through thoughtful design, professional implementation and ongoing care.
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How To Expertly Prune Clematis Vines: King Garden Designs ISA Certified Arborists know when and how to train and prune all your various Clematis Vines for continued beauty and sustained plant health.
We also assist with training Espalier trees and other fruit trees for optimal fruit production, beauty and plant health.
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Proper pruning brings out a plants intrinsic beauty, fostering plant health while reducing risk of storm damage. We supply all your pruning needs.
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Clematis pruning expertise
Clematis is a strong and spectacular vine. A key part of Clematis beauty is it growing on the proper structure to display its seasonal flowers. King Garden Designs' ISA Certified Arborists know when and how to train and prune your Clematis vines so that its bountiful in color and health - a wonder to behold! Clematis is a good Rose companion; it adds charm to arbors, trellis's, entry gates, porches and pergolas!
Pruning Consultation and Assessment: Beginning at $250
Plus travel expenses beyond our 20 mile radius
(Suggested 1 Hour Meeting)
ISA Certified Arborists provide a property plant health and safety assessment.
Clematis are a popular choice because they are hardy and produce beautiful blooms. If they are cared for and planted in proper soil they will thrive. Clematis prefer soil that is well drained, higher in pH and nutrient rich. A relatively sunny spot also helps, but full sun will dry out the soil and hurts the plant. Since clematis is a vine, it will grow vertically on fences, trellises, up deck sides and is often seen at the base of mailboxes. Clematis can be a great addition to the garden and once you understand the simple pruning rules your flowering vine will be beautiful each year.
There are Three categories for Clematis which determine when to prune:
When clematis blooms determines when you can prune it. Clematis can be pruned after it has flowered to promote new growth and more flowers. Furthermore, any dead or damaged stems can be removed at any time as they are no longer productive. Lastly, every variety of clematis needs special pruning to provide optimal growth after it is planted. It should be pruned 5 inches from the ground in the late winter/early spring so that the clematis is stronger and bushier.
Group 1 vines flower in spring on growth from the previous year.
Spring blooming clematis have flowers that developed last season and grow on old wood. Clematis should only be pruned sparingly. They tend to bloom earlier in the spring. After their bloom show is over you can give them a light pruning. All you want to do is clear out dead wood and keep the stems tidy.
Since this group blooms only on old wood, cutting too low or too early in the season could cost you blooms. It is advised to prune before the end of July to allow for plenty of flowers the following year.
Group 2 vines bloom in late spring or early summer, then again sporadically, on new shoots and old stems.
In March, remove dead wood and cut the remaining stems 6 to 8 inches to a pair of strong buds.
Clematis should be given a moderate trim. Since this group blooms on old and new wood alike, you want to trim enough to encourage new growth, but without losing any promising buds. Remove dead wood and cut back the remaining stems just 6 to 8 inches.
Do this trim in March, before the blooming has begun. This group tends to bloom in the middle of the season, setting flowers on old wood in late spring/early summer and then reblooming on the new wood through late summer or even early fall. This group is a bit more forgiving—even if you prune a bit too harshly, you will still get to enjoy the late-season rebloom.
Summer and Fall Bloomers
Group 3 vines flower in late summer or in fall, on new growth produced earlier in the season.
This group of clematis are the easiest to prune, since you basically cut the whole thing down! This group goes dormant in the winter, letting the stems die off, and then they grow anew each spring. This means that each year in March you should prune back all the stems to just about 12 inches off the ground to make way for the new growth.
This group will come back strong and will bloom on the new wood each year. Since they have to re-grow their mature size each summer, they tend to be the last to flower, opening in late summer or fall.