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How to grow clematis through shrubs

Growing Clematis Through Shrubs

Through Trees and Shrubs
Many trees and large shrubs have long periods where they provide little interest. Choosing the correct clematis to clothe them in colour for an extra  month or so is the ideal solution.

Plant the clematis away from the direct base of the tree or shrub to avoid competition for moisture and nutrients. Prepare the planting area well applying as much compost as possible to provide and maintain moisture and nutrients.

Give a thought for the tree or shrub as well - only the strongest will withstand the vigour of a clematis montana. Some trees have very dense root systems which will rob clematis of all moisture and goodness. Avoid planting clematis near these - cherry and beech trees are two common examples. 

Name: jim@GardenAction
Date posted: November 22, 2011 - 03:22 pm
Message: Hello Prue
Give it a try, there's nothing to lose. Make sure you have enough water in Perth.

Name: Prue
E-mail: Scanlon.prue
Date posted: November 22, 2011 - 09:46 am
Message: Hi, I really want to grow Henri clematis in my Australian Perth garden , would you please advise if this'll work? Thank-you so much:)

Name: Margaret Rundle
E-mail: Private
Date posted: October 01, 2011 - 02:30 pm
Message: When can I plant Clematis

Name: joan
E-mail: Private
Date posted: July 16, 2011 - 08:02 am
Message: my clematis has only flowered once and now seems to be dying can you explain what is going wrong thank you

Name: Kathy
Date posted: May 16, 2011 - 11:41 am
Message: can I let my clamatis climb up my light pole?