Clematis or prince is a charming plant that will decorate the site and be the pride of every gardener. Long creepers, pleasing to the eye with colors and shades — isn’t it a miracle? Fluffy semi-shrubs that will become a bright accent in the garden — isn’t this the owner’s dream? In addition, clematis are picky plants in care, and this gives you the opportunity to admire them from early spring to early autumn. But it is worth remembering that these vines, in addition to proper care, need pruning and preparation for wintering. How to make the plant pleasing to the eye as long as possible? We will talk about this in today’s article.
First, it is important to decide which of the handsome men you want to see on your site. Those who have recently joined the ranks of gardeners divide clematis varieties in appearance — into large-flowered, medium-flowered and small-flowered. But, although this is true, in this case it is worth looking deeper. The pitfalls in caring for clematis are that you can incorrectly determine the group of your plant, and shorten those shoots that are absolutely impossible to cut. And vice versa, leave untreated those types of princes that require pruning almost to the root. In this case, you risk leaving your pets without flowers for the whole season.
Based on the type of pruning, clematis lianas are classified as follows:
Group A includes such groups of clematis varieties as:
Frequently bought varieties of this group are Albina Plena, Jeanne d’Arc, Rubens, Montana Grandiflora, Malysh, Pamela Jackman. Such varieties are pruned after the flowering period. When pruning, lianas 1.5–1.7 m long are left and dried, damaged and unhealthy-looking shoots are removed. For the winter, the bush is sprinkled with humus, sawdust or compost from dry foliage. The hilling hill should be up to 50 cm in height, depending on how the bases of the vines have grown.
Indulge yourself with clematis that do not require pruning:
Group B includes the following types of clematis:
- patens (some varieties).
Popular varieties in this group are Multi Blue, Joan Picton, Lavsoniana, Madame le Coultre. In autumn, group B creepers are removed from the supports and laid on a covering material. A layer of spruce branches is placed on top, a film and a layer of leaves are placed on it. This will help this type of clematis survive the cold in all regions of the country.
In the Becker catalog you will like this type of clematis:
Group B consists of clematis:
- texensis group,
- clematis orientalis,
- hybrid type clematis
- clematis multifolia.
Group B is represented by the varieties Rouge Cardinal, Star of India, Clematis Durana, Memory of the Heart, Viola. They are cut shorter than groups A and B, leaving vines 20-30 cm long from ground level. Plants are covered with humus or peat, covered (buckets, especially metal ones, should not be used for shelter, so as not to create an undesirable greenhouse effect). An additional layer of sawdust, dry leaves, straw (up to 50 cm) is poured on top and covered with a film. It is advisable to leave ventilation holes 10-15 cm in size in the shelter.
Pay attention to the choice of group B clematis in the Becker store:
If you have not determined which group of clematis yours belongs to, be guided by the flowering period of the plant. This will help you choose the right care option for him. But even if you hesitate between leaving the plant alone or trimming the vines almost to zero, in the first season you can do whatever is convenient for you. All types and varieties of the prince will survive both pruning and its absence, but this may affect the number of flowers. If, after autumn pruning, the clematis did not bloom either in spring or until autumn, cover your plant well before the winter season and let it rest for one season. By next spring, you will see bright and healthy clematis again, blooming more magnificently than before pruning.
We hope that this article helped you find out which pruning group clematis of different varieties belong to and how to handle them, and the Becker store will help you choose bright and colorful flowers that will decorate your home and garden.