Pruning passionflowers is best undertaken in the spring. Start by pruning out any dead or damaged shoots, then reduce the remaining stems to fit the growth to the available space, forming a framework which should be tied in to its supports with soft ties.
After flowering, cut back any flowered shoots to two buds away from the previous year’s framework of stems. Try not to prune any harder than this as hard pruning may forfeit any flowers in the following year.
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