Pruning Group 1



This group includes all spring flowering varieties that flower on last years' growth. These varieties include C. montana, C. alpina, C. macropetala, C. armandii and C. cartmanii.
Group one clematis generally do not require pruning except to keep tidy and free of dead wood.

Prune after flowering, usually in late spring.
Cut out all weak and dead growth and generally tidy up the plant. If the plant is sparse, prune harder to encourage branching.
If the vine is growing in the wrong direction, prune that bit off at anytime, however new shoots from anything pruned off after February will not flower the following spring.
Feed after flowering to encourage new growth.





20cm Clematis montana Mayleen

Very fragrant single pink flowers approximately 5cm in diameter produced on a vigorous vine growing to 6mt in size. Flowers early spring. Pruning group 1. deciduous and a climber.

20cm Clematis paniculata Purity

Creamy white with reddish stamens flowers approximately 5-7cm in diameter produced on a moderate vine growing to 3-4mt in size. Flowers late winter.  Pruning group 1. evergreen and a climber.

20cm Clematis montana Rubens

Pink mildly fragrant flowers approximately 5-7cm in diameter produced on a vigorous vine growing to 8-10mt in size. Flowers early spring. Pruning group 1. deciduous and a climber.

20cm Clematis macropetala Pauline

Dark blue lantern-like flowers with long narrow blue inner petals are produced on a moderate, deciduous vine. Attractive seed heads follow. Flowers mainly in spring with some flowers at other times. Ht 3mt Pruning group 1.

20cm Clematis montana Jenny

Greenish white double flowers approximately 5cm in diameter produced on a compact vine growing to 4.5mt in size. Flowers spring to autumn. Pruning group 1. deciduous and a climber. The longest flowering montana

20cm Clematis montana Alba

White, fragrant flowers approximately 3-5cm in diameter produced on a vigorous vine growing to 8mt in size. Flowers early spring. Pruning group 1. deciduous and a climber.

20cm Clematis montana Snowflake

White flowers approximately 10cm in diameter produced on a very vigorous vine growing to 12mt in size.

20cm Clematis montana Elizabeth

Pale pink and very fragrant flowers approximately 6cm in diameter produced on a vigorous vine growing to 7-10mt in size. Flowers late winter to spring. Pruning group 1. deciduous and a climber.

20cm Clematis montana Warwickshire Rose

Pink flowers approximately 5-7cm in diameter produced on a vigorous vine growing to 9mt in size.