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Clematis virginianana

Ok so since July i have noticed a new plant in our front garden that was not planted by us? we been at our bungalow for 6 years.  It is growing really fast and entwinned as it grows up the drain pipes. After much research I am 90% that it is a clematis virginiianna.

How did it get there? and we live in the UK Kent area. Do they survive here? as I am reading that it mainly lives in the USA?

We were worried at first in case it was poison ivy but now from much research i believe it is not.

Please advise



  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,166

    How about a photo?

    A greater probability is our own native Clematis vitalba, Old Man's Beard. But some garden clematis seed around as well

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • thank u so much for your prompt reply. the leaves on the one growing seem more jagged the images i have seen. I will take photos and post on here soon. Many thanks  Maria

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