Something ate my H. F. Young
I bought an H. F. Young clematis last year at Walmart that I have been pinching back so it will branch out more. I went out to look at it today and couldn't find it. I finally found some little 3" leafless branches sticking out of the ground. Probably the rabbits got it because it is planted between a trellis and a shed. I have two questions. Will this recover from such a severe pruning this late in the spring or should I just dig it out?
Do any of you have problems with deer or rabbits snacking on your clematis and what do you do to protect when they are young? I have two others which I just planted this year. Niobe and Bees Jubilee.
Thank you very much for any advice and help.