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Part of clematis withering?


 
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 10:05 pm    Post subject: Part of clematis withering? Reply with quote

I planted a clematis Piliu this spring, and most of it is growing well. There were 5 stems (not sure what else to call them?) about 1-2ft high. Two of the stems have withered up over the last couple of weeks. The leaves have shrivelled up and the two stems are all brown. The other three stems are looking great, flowers growing on them, getting ready to open any day from the looks of it.

My questions is what I should do about the two dead stems - should I cut them now or leave them? And if I should cut them, how far back?

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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you should plant Clematis deeper than they were in the pot, therefore if they die back or suffer from clematis wilt they can be cut to ground level and they will regrow.
I reccomend cutting back the stems to ground level and they should regrow
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your help. It was planted deeper, so there shouldn't be a problem there. I'll give it a go tomorrow. Thanks.
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