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These are a vigorous clematis, flowering mid to late summer, this is produced on current years growth. Jouiniana Praecox can be used to cover large wall areas, pergolas and archways but is at its best when used as ground cover. Tangutica has free flowering, nodding flowers with attractive seed heads, which are suitable for cutting.
 
Pruning       

In February after the first seasons growth prune the plant back to approximately 30 cm in height, just above a leaf node. Second February, remove all growth to just above previous seasons growth. (approx 50cm above soil). Third year and beyond cut  back to approx. 75-80cm and remove any weak stems

First February/March, cut back stems to approximately 30cm Second February, remove all growth to just above previous seasons growth, (approx 50cm above soil) Third year and beyond, cut back approximately 75-80cm and remove any weak stems.