Last Updated on 28/04/2020 by Shannen Godwin
Climbing plants can benefit from regular pruning to ensure that they do not become too overgrown and out of control.
Clematis, will need to be pruned to about 20cm on planting. Most Clematis plants will require you to remove dead heads and stems, cutting back to where strong buds appear (in late winter).
Clematis ‘Nelly Moser’ and ‘Ville de Lyon’ only require light pruning (in February) in subsequent years. Clematis jackmanii should always be pruned back hard while Montana type Clematis such as Montana Mayleen, which is very vigorous, just needs to be cut back to control.
Lonicera, commonly known as the fragrant Honeysuckle, just need you to trim out the wood occasionally after flowering, removing the longer wayward shoots that have become overgrown or beginning to die off.
Evergreen Trachelospermum jasminoides can be pruned in late winter and early spring when the flowering has finished.