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Prune jasminum?

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George Rose11-Feb-07 06:43 PM EST 7a   
Jacqui MacGillivray19-Mar-07 11:30 PM EST   
Leo26-Mar-07 07:33 AM EST   

Subject: Prune jasminum?
From: George Rose
Zone: 7a
Date: 11-Feb-07 06:43 PM EST

Last year I planted a Jasminum polyanthum in a large pot on a south-facing balcony. It grew impressively onto a trellis. During our harsh Vancouver winter this year the pot itself was well mulched and protected, but the vines and foliage look in bad shape. Should I leave it to recover on its own, or prune back the vines?

Subject: RE: Prune jasminum?
From: Jacqui MacGillivray
Date: 19-Mar-07 11:30 PM EST

Our jasmine has also been extremely badly affected by the harsh winter, heavy snow, and now torrential non-stop rains. My solution (as with my Clematis montana) has been to prune hard back to the main stems on both...and pretend they are young shrubs just planted and then have the patience to wait out the next couple of years!! Good luck.

Subject: RE: Prune jasminum?
From: Leo
Date: 26-Mar-07 07:33 AM EST

The vine/shrub grows vigorously, I'm always pruning it back. Of course it gets brought in for the Winter! Try to start some cuttings from the pruning scraps!!

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