DigginlifeSeptember 9, 2012

I bought a h.f.young and havent planted it yet ..Any suggestions for its best location... is it a waste of height on a 5ft bird feeder post or should I try to grow it up a taller trellis. Are pots a bad idea for this type? Do they grow better spread out against a fence or a tall post? Will I have to look at dead wood in the winter? The pic is the locations I was thinking of ..Kinda have too many morning glories than I want and was gonna swap some out for the H.F young. I have two pots with trellis going up the shed and 2 bird feeder posts in front also have a fence in the background I can use Thanks for any info or suggestions!!!!

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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

It is eventually going to grow larger than that space allows.

I have seen Clematis used nicely on bird feeder posts but they were allowed to flop back down and spread a lot wider than your pictures show. They were on 4 x 4 posts wrapped with metal wire mesh fencing.

Yes, dead stems in winter.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2012 at 3:08PM
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Thanks for the info!!! Im so indecisive...So where would u plant it??... in the front around the birdfeeders or in the pot and grown up the trellis on the right of the shed? If I mulch the bottom of the vines and or plant low shrubs can the top handle over 6 hrs of sun or will my leaves brown? My hydrangeas there fry in the summer

    Bookmark   September 11, 2012 at 5:28PM
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landlady(USDA 8 or 9)

You can see a young-ish (maybe 3 years?) DH Young clamboring up the trellis in front and starting to rebloom. I'm working on training her across the climbing High Noon that is to her right....

    Bookmark   September 15, 2012 at 11:35AM
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landlady(USDA 8 or 9)

Here she is a bit further into the rebloom

    Bookmark   September 15, 2012 at 11:42AM
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