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Coming soon... a clematis forest?!

Posted by woodyoak 5 (Canada) (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 17, 14 at 17:19

We were at RBG (Royal Botanical Gardens) this afternoon and I think the folk on this forum may be interested in the supports they are using for their clematis collection - they have just finished a renovation of some of their collections and I really like what they've done with the clematises. It's going to be interesting to see what this looks like when the clematises have climbed the supports!

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It's going to make for an interesting 'forest'.
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RE: Coming soon... a clematis forest?!

That is very interesting. I will be waiting for photos of the forest in bloom as well. Thanks for sharing these beginning photos.


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What are the trees made out of? That looks really interesting and good looking even without the clems .


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  • Posted by dbarron Z6/7 (Oklahoma) (My Page) on
    Mon, Aug 18, 14 at 10:41

That will really suit the clematis...getting them up in a tree ;)


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RE: Coming soon... a clematis forest?!

The 'trees' are made from welded iron rods, rusted. Here are closer views of the trunk and top:

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Cool - thanks.


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Wow - Very interesting!!


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RE: Coming soon... a clematis forest?!

woody, i am very intrigued by this clem tree idea but i confess that (maybe i'm completely wrong here) i don't see it working well. I have many 'obelisks' planted with clems, and the plants seem to need the width, ~18" , to contain them w/o looking too wild/chaotic. But then again, my obelisks are not as tall as those 'trees' so maybe their height and the width of the tree branches at the top- takes care of the containment issue.... I can't wait to see how they fill up at maturity. I wonder if the clems are going to be able to grow up the rebar or if they'll need help w/ C clips or something? I read that clems like to be able to attach their tendrils every 6" or so.

But it would be so great if the rebar tree idea does work; trees scattered about through both display and naturalistic garden beds- would be great!


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