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I have a number of group 2 clematis which are now 2 years old i did not cut back after the first year. How far should I cut as if it was the first year or as the second ?



Group 2 clematis only need a light trim - just to remove any dead bits at the top, really. No more than that.

3 Mar, 2012


Spritzhenry is right, though if you have enough growth I would take them back to a strong bud at one metre above base, without cutting into the main stems. Re-tie in and as they grow. Group 2 are usually cut back in February, so the sooner the better!

3 Mar, 2012

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