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Posted by nwasowicz (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 1, 06 at 17:56

I purchased a clematis from a nursery and they didn't know what it was. I like surprises and I planted it on an arbor about two months ago. It is already at the top and growing along the top. It has occured to me that not knowing the name of it, I do not know whether to prune it down to the ground in the spring or just let it grow. It has not flowered. I live on the Washington coast so don't know if I'll get a flower or not. The leaves are medium green with a reddish edging and red stems. The leaves are oval in shape, I wanted to add a picture but can't figure out how to do it. The nursery thought it might be a Montana but I have never seen a Montana with leaves like this one has. I will try to get a picture on the site. Noel

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RE: Name of ?

I would prune hard the first couple of years regardless of which Clem it is to encourage good root growth and new stems sprouting from the crown.

RE: Name of ?

Noel, Go to and open an account - set up your pictures there by useing the browse button - upload - once they are set up there you copy the HTML tag and paste on this message
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
give it a try. Lynn hope it works for you.

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