Sweet Autumn clematis slow to start?
I planted a SAC last fall (Sept I believe) and for a month it did well and got pretty bushy and grew about 2 to 3 ft in that month or two before winter started setting in. Now, this spring it started growing, I pruned down to 6 inches in March, and now it's June and in those two months it's only a ft tall! Is it normal for the growth to be late getting going? What would make it stunted? It's just sitting there doing nothing from what I can see anyways. In late spring and summer it gets about 6 or more hours of sun a day from 1 pm on to dusk. It is planted about 3 ft from a hedgeline of mine. I do keep it watered well also.
I used Mills Magic Mix on it once when I pruned and now just this week.
When should I be expecting it to start that tall growth that everyone talks about? Or is mine a dud? lol