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Dumbie chops clematis, will it survive?

Posted by kentstar 5b NE Ohio (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 24, 08 at 7:25

I planted a Josephine back in spring of this year. Was growing well for first year in. I was weeding out my roses of which it was planted next to, and what happens? I accidentally cut off the top of the clematis vine! There is about 6 inches of a single stem sticking out of the ground now. Ugh!
Is there any hope for spring regrowth? Or should I buy and replant that one.
Thanks all!


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RE: Dumbie chops clematis, will it survive?

Chopping usually helps Clematis rather than hurts them. It should be just fine and may sprout additional vines up from the crown.


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RE: Dumbie chops clematis, will it survive?

I had the same thing happen to me. My dad and I were doing yardwork this weekend, when he proudly proclaimed "I got that damn vine off the crabapple tree finally!"

I said, "oh the white clematis I planted in May that finally started to climb in the direction I want!" That's ok, maybe next year...arg.
He felt bad, but eventually I cooled off and reminded him to ask first, then cut.


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RE: Dumbie chops clematis, will it survive?

I figure it had all summer to establish itself some, so maybe, just maybe it will come back out in the spring. For now, I am just treating it like it is still ok, watering well, mulch, etc. Mine was vining well too. I had just gotten it to vine up an obelisk trellis. It was about 3 to4 ft long!
Oh well, live and learn I guess! lol


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