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How to put clematis in ground from growing in pot

Posted by abykat GA 7 (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 27, 13 at 23:46

I bought a clematis in a pot with an obelisk. It's heavily entwined on the obelisk and about 2 ft tall. I want to plant it in the ground but dont know how to get it off the obelisk without tearing it up, can you help?


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RE: How to put clematis in ground from growing in pot

If the obelisk will detach, plant it with its current obelisk. This winter, prune it back to a couple of buds per stem and then remove the old trellis and replace it with a new larger one sized for the plant's eventual size. Newly planted clematis do better if hard pruned the first year or two. Also, clematis prefer being planted a few inches deeper than they were in the pot.

If it doesn't detach, clip the clematis away from the obelisk as best you can. I imagine that it is still quite a while until frost for you and it may grow some more this season or it may wait until next season. Depending, you may lose a few flowers next year, but it won't hurt the plant.


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RE: How to put clematis in ground from growing in pot

The obelisk can be removed from the pot so I will do that. Thanks for the information.


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