How fast does Nelly Moser grow?

esther_bMay 1, 2010

I planted the runt of the litter clematis vine last year, because that was the only specimen of Nelly Moser my local nursery had, and I was a total newbie at clematis. I didn't think that straggly sad little thing would live through the winter. I pruned it in early spring, as you suggested, and now it's really taken off, more than doubling its size and putting out lots of new large leaves & 5 buds.

It's currently supported by a tripod of 5' bamboo sticks lashed together, free standing away from any fence. How long will that last as a support?

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janetpetiole(4b)

The thin bamboo is only reliable for a season, at least that has been my experience. I'm sure the thicker stuff would last longer.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2010 at 8:20AM
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esther_b

No, the bamboo is fine, just lost its painted on green. I'm talking about how long will the 5' bamboo stakes be LARGE ENOUGH to support the anticipated growth of this 2nd year Nelly Moser.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2010 at 10:46AM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

it will probably be fine for this year. Nelly is not a fast grower.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2010 at 11:51AM
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