Clematis 101 Easy Care Guide | Clematis is one of the most-loved garden vines yet it's not always easy to know when to prune your vines or leave them alone. This will help you determine which type of clematis vine you have and when it's best to trim it back, and when you should leave it alone.
Pruning Clematis. When they bloom determines when to prune. Related articles: 1. "The Many Faces of Clematis. Get to know the wide variety of flower shapes and sizes this popular vine offers." 2. "Clematis with Everything. An avid collector uses shrubs and perennials as living trellises for these flowering vines." 3. "Three Myths about Clematis. Think you know clematis? Think again."
Tips on growing clematis--did you know they can't climb wooden trellises? They don't twine; they wrap, so any support thicker than 1/2 inch won't work. Use twine or trellis netting to give the illusion of climbing on your wooden trellis.