Aging Virginia Creeper

Discussion in 'Vines and Climbers' started by ceejay39, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. ceejay39

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    We have a Virginia creeper which has been growing up the west side of our home for over 30 years. It needs pruning badly but I'm unsure how to go about this job. Any suggestions would be appreciated - e.g time of year, how much at one time.
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Winter should be fine. You will be able to see the branching structure then. Prune back as far as you like, it will grow back. Where to cut depends on what you are trying to accomplish. If it is overwhelming the square feet available ends of main branches will have to be cut back. If you just want it less deep side branches can be pruned back to within several inches or more of where they originate on the main stems attached to the wall.
     

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