Need help with putting Clematis along fence.
Hello all. I am about to put a trellis along my fence in the flower bed I am making. It will be about 4-5 feet tall and 8 feet wide. Basically one whole section of the fence. I am not sure if I must get a clematis that only gets 5 ft tall or if I can get any clematis and train it to go horizontally. Also I am not sure how far apart to plant them. Does anyone have any ideas? I think I will plant some perennials in front on them. I only have one clematis right now and it is a Jackamanii. I just love it. It grows up the side of my house. I don't think I can get one that tall for the area I am looking at. Thanks for any help. I appreciate it. Also, can you train a clematis to grow horizontally or does it only want to grow upwards? BTW the area is on the West side of my yard and will get sun from the East for 6 hours or so a day.
This post was edited by suz9601 on Wed, Apr 2, 14 at 13:45