pruning a dutchmans pipe vine
This vine is now covering one whole narrow side of my deck with vines growing almost to the ground where it started from. How do i prune it. to how long and is it okay to cut some out to make it narrower
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Thanks for writing! Dutchman's pipe vines don't require any special pruning techniques --- so you can cut out whichever branches you need.

In general, most gardeners like to prune out the weakest, most scraggly growth, as well as any wayward shoots.

You can prune it back fairly hard --- just don't remove any more than 1/4 of the plant in one season.

As to when -- the best times are late winter/early spring or midsummer.


Good luck. I hope this helps!

---Justin, Senior Garden Editor,

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