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Henryi leaves turning black!

Posted by kentstar 5b NE Ohio (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 10, 09 at 18:42

I bought a Henryi clem and planted him last month. I know to plant him deep. He was healthy and green. I hard pruned to about6 to 8 inches to ground. Now he is dying I think! I have 5 other clems in the vicinity (no, not right next to him lol) and they are doing great! I can't figure it out. Will more buds come up, maybe next spring? Or later this season? I do keep watered well. All the rest of my clems in the bed are doing great. I have two Henryi's. One from Brushwood and he is doing great, and one from Garden Crossings, the one that isn't. All the other clems I got from either place are doing great. So, it isn't the vendors as they send beautiful, healthy clems.
Any ideas? If drainage were an issue, I would think that all the other clems would be dying too.

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RE: Henryi leaves turning black!

It probably has clematis wilt. Remove all the dead leaves and stems and keep it watered. Hopefully it will come back from the root later this year or next spring.

RE: Henryi leaves turning black!

Prune the wilted vine even with the soil...keep moist and more vines should emerge from the soil again...Jeanne
ps..Mine wilted the first year and in about 6 weeks he shot up two new vines and never wilted again

RE: Henryi leaves turning black!

Not dying. Unfortunately Clematis tend to do this. It is very annoying.....It should come back.

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