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Growing a Clematis through something

MeomyeMeomye Posts: 849
When you grow a Clematis through something, how far away do you plant it? as I assume you put it so far away and train/ lean towards the intended tree etc.


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,005
    Yes - give it a bit of room - and it will depend on both the clematis and the tree/shrub you're using.
    About a foot to eighteen inches is the norm, but if there's a larger tree canopy you may want to have it out nearer the edge of that, especially if the ground is drier and it's a clem which needs good moisture.
    Prepping the ground well is necessary too, so that it gets a good start.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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