Coming soon... a clematis forest?!

woodyoak zone 5 Canada(5b)August 17, 2014

We were at RBG (Royal Botanical Gardens) this afternoon and I think the folk on this forum may be interested in the supports they are using for their clematis collection - they have just finished a renovation of some of their collections and I really like what they've done with the clematises. It's going to be interesting to see what this looks like when the clematises have climbed the supports!

It's going to make for an interesting 'forest'.

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mnwsgal 4 MN(4)

That is very interesting. I will be waiting for photos of the forest in bloom as well. Thanks for sharing these beginning photos.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2014 at 12:05AM
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opheliathornvt zone 5

What are the trees made out of? That looks really interesting and good looking even without the clems .

    Bookmark   August 18, 2014 at 10:39AM
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dbarron(z7_Arkansas)

That will really suit the clematis...getting them up in a tree ;)

    Bookmark   August 18, 2014 at 10:41AM
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woodyoak zone 5 Canada(5b)

The 'trees' are made from welded iron rods, rusted. Here are closer views of the trunk and top:

    Bookmark   August 18, 2014 at 11:24AM
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opheliathornvt zone 5

Cool - thanks.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2014 at 9:20AM
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Michaela .:. thegarden@902 .:. (Zone 5b - Iowa)

Wow - Very interesting!!

    Bookmark   August 19, 2014 at 10:51AM
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arbo_retum(z5 ,WinchstrMA)

woody, i am very intrigued by this clem tree idea but i confess that (maybe i'm completely wrong here) i don't see it working well. I have many 'obelisks' planted with clems, and the plants seem to need the width, ~18" , to contain them w/o looking too wild/chaotic. But then again, my obelisks are not as tall as those 'trees' so maybe their height and the width of the tree branches at the top- takes care of the containment issue.... I can't wait to see how they fill up at maturity. I wonder if the clems are going to be able to grow up the rebar or if they'll need help w/ C clips or something? I read that clems like to be able to attach their tendrils every 6" or so.

But it would be so great if the rebar tree idea does work; trees scattered about through both display and naturalistic garden beds- would be great!

    Bookmark   August 24, 2014 at 2:41AM
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