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clematis query

johndeggjohndegg Posts: 3
     i am new to this forum so i hope that someone might be able to help me. i have moved into a new property and i have some clematis growing in my garden, some have leaves that wrap around my trellis to secure themselves and other have a very strong stem that has to be secured to it..   could anyone tell me the difference between them please?   thanks, john.


  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234
    Are you positive they are both clematis? The twiney leaves one is but the other one sounds more like honeysuckle to me.
  • johndeggjohndegg Posts: 3
    thank you for your reply, but yes the previous owner told me they were all clematis on the trellis, and showed me some pictures of them
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Posts: 8,024
    edited April 2018

    There are some non-twiney ones.  I guess the best way to identify them will be to note when they flower, and take photos.  If you then post your photos on this forum I'm sure someone will be able to identify them for you.  A lot of them are quite short growing because they're herbaceous - ie grow completely new stems from the ground each year.

    Unless the non-clingy ones are scrambling through shrubs, you'll need to keep tying them to the trellis.
    Since 2019 I've lived in east Clare, in the west of Ireland.
  • johndeggjohndegg Posts: 3
    thank you for your reply, i have just had a closer look at the clematis and seen that both are entwining the leaves to secure themselves. but i have found an old label on the plant with the very thick stem it`s called comtesse de bouchard. whereas the other plant stems are very thin compared to it.
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