Sweet Autumn in dappled shade?

true_blue (MTL CAN Z4)(Mtl Can Zone 4b)February 20, 2013


It seems the more we're snowed in the more we dream of sweet fragrance in the garden :)

So here goes my dreaming: I would like to plant a Sweet Autumn Clematis in my front garden, against the porch.
However, the spot might be quite challenging.

So, I would like to know, if anyone has had success with it in similar conditions.

Soil: The soil is sandy but can be amended with compost, but excellent drainage.
Light: Is dappled shade, a giant maple 40-60 feet high, shades the area. Thus there are always pockets of light here and there. Obviously the bigger it will receive more light, here and there, if you know what I mean :)

Any insights will be appreciated.


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Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)

Hi Bob!

Sweet Autumn Clematis (Clematis terniflora) is like a weed here in Tulsa, OK. It grows in less than desirable places including shaded spots. You might not get as many blooms as you would in full sun but I think you'll get enough to sniff. Just my opinion. :)


This post was edited by robert1971 on Fri, Feb 22, 13 at 17:37

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true_blue (MTL CAN Z4)(Mtl Can Zone 4b)

I'll be happy with a sniff.
Thanks Robert :)

    Bookmark   February 22, 2013 at 3:56PM
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