Clematis turning black

louisea_2010(5)June 27, 2010

My perfectly healthy, 5 year old Jack is turning black from the top down. This happened within 4 or 5 days. Could this be the dreaded wilt?

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jeanne_texas(Z 8B TX)

Are the vines black all the way down to the soil?..If so...just prune the vines to the soil..keep watering and should return...Jeanne

    Bookmark   June 27, 2010 at 9:47AM
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louisea_2010(5)

No, the bottom leaves are green with yellow between the veins. Three quarters on top black, one quarter on bottom green with yellow. Thanks for response.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2010 at 8:12PM
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jeanne_texas(Z 8B TX)

Prune just above a leaf axil where you see green leaves..This is NOT WILT if it was the vines would be black all the way to the soil...Jeanne

    Bookmark   June 28, 2010 at 10:23AM
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louisea_2010(5)

I'll do it. Thank you

    Bookmark   June 29, 2010 at 7:06AM
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jeanne_texas(Z 8B TX)

Louise..you are so welcomed hon..stick with us and your clematis will be the talk of the neighborhood!!..Jeanne

    Bookmark   June 29, 2010 at 12:11PM
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