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Newly planted clematis

What can I do to save my newly planted clematis? Leaves has small holes and are purple/Browning.


  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 12,002
    I shouldn't worry about it too much. Have you planted it deeply and watered it well. It needs 2 gallons (big watering can full) twice a week in warm weather. You also need to very carefully cut the blue ties off the stems and gently retie with twine. You also need about three taller canes in a fan shape behind the plant and keep retying the plant to the canes as it grows.  Hope this helps, good luck.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • Looks like too much Nitrogen in the soil, what have you planted it in ?
  • Thanks! I'll give it a try!
  • I'm in NC. Heavy clay soil. Amended with claybreaker that contains compost.
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