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FifsFifs Posts: 45
Morning all!
I'd like to grow a clematis on the water butt side of this trellis - north facing and relatively shady but sheltered, although patio side would get sun as the day progresses.  Is there a particular clematis that you know of that would happily thrive here?  One which is manageable sizewise on the trellis.  Rather like 'Pistachio' but not sure it would be right for this spot. Thanks for your help 😊


  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 9,985
    I grew a Hagley Hybrid on a net around a pole under the canopy of my north facing porch - it got no sunlight, but flowered profusely and continually throughout summer and well into autumn.
    I didn't even think it would have survived
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  • FifsFifs Posts: 45
    That's interesting Pete, thanks for that. Might just be worth giving it a go then. 
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 9,985
    I think it'd look great on that trellis.
    I had to move the clematis when I had the drive done, sadly it didn't survive, but I'd get another without hesitation. I've got several other varieties, but Hagley Hybrid flowered for longer than any of the others.
    Whichever clematis you go for, plant it a good 3-4" lower than it was in the pot.
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 28,852
    Have a look at Silver Moon - - it would work on both sides of your trellis, not get too big and the flowers have lovely deeper bars on the back of the tepals so double interest form both sides.

    It is a group 2 but can be grown as a group 3 as long as you plant it deeply to start with and feed and water it to get it established.  Then prune it back every spring, feed it and watch it grow.
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  • FifsFifs Posts: 45
    That's a lovely one Obelixx!
    Thank you both for your advice. Will have a proper look at your suggestions later. Deciding what to plant is often the hardest part!! 
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