can clematis be covered for the winter?

terri76September 13, 2009

Does anyone cover their clems for the winter with a rose cone etc? Will it hurt them? I planted 6 new ones this summer and cut them back like this forum instructed. They are nice and healthy and about one and one half feet tall.I want to do everything I can to help them through our winter. Should I cover them?

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mnwsgal 4 MN(4)

In our zone the clematis die back to the ground with a heavy frost. I put leaves on them for the winter.

    Bookmark   September 13, 2009 at 11:34AM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

Most Clematis are fully hardy to zone 4 and some to 3. I would not be too worried about them in zone 5.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2009 at 1:00PM
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