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Broken Clematis at the root.

Posted by DebraV Texas Panhandle 6 (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 19, 11 at 11:59

This is my first year to plant Clematis, I planted a Nellie Moser about 4" deeper than it was, as recommended, but I broke the only stem about 3" below the ground. When I realized this, I dug down to the break and cut it off. I have left this open, hoping it will get new growth. What should I do. I also had a Sweet Autumn Clematis planted in a large tower type pot, the wind blew it over and broke it at the root. 6 weeks later there is still no new growth. Should I plant it in the ground deep, or what. I know that's a lot for my first question, would love some help. Thanks

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RE: Broken Clematis at the root.

Debra, I would cover the Nellie Moser, same with the SAC; both will eventually recover and send up new growth. You're planting them deep enough, sounds like. Gary

RE: Broken Clematis at the root.

Breaking them off won't hurt them, hard pruning helps them.

No reason to leave the crown uncovered. They are supposed to be planted deep.

They'll be fine.

pruning always helps them but....

Sometimes it takes months for new growth. Sometimes they wait until the following spring.

Clematis take patience. Lots and lots of patience.

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