pruning amd moving a clematis
I have the type of clematis that blooms on old wood. It has grown out of control this year, and has a clump of tangled vine hanging off the trellis about 3 feet. I need to know how and when to prune it, and if it could possibly be moved to another location without killing it, as I have read they don't like to be moved. It has been in that spot about 3 years. I live in Mid Missouri- zone 5/6. Thanks, Kim
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It's certainly possible to transplant an established clematis, but as you note, they resent being moved. The best time to move it would be late winter or early spring. You can cut it back rather severely at that time. Cutting it back will cause it to not bloom that year, but it should recover and bloom the following year provided it is watered well during the year after transplanting.

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