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Clem Terniflora

FireFire Posts: 17,116
Does anyone grown these and have pics of their mature plant in and out of flower? I'm not sure about putting some in.



  • K67K67 Posts: 2,507
    Have a photo in flower but not out of flower.
    It does flower late in the year and its pretty rampant.
    I've moved mine as it was growing over next doors drive and they got a face full every time they got out of the car.
    The only drawback was the lower section always went brown and you can't take your eye off it while its growing.
    Picture taken Oct. 2019 so 2 years old.

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,119
    Looking good @K67.   

    I have never grown this clem but I do like this website and this link may help -  
    and this
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    edited May 2021
    Thanks @K67 - is that all one plant? Do you cut it right back every year? is that a pain in the butt as it's so large?

    I imagine that it tends to want always to grow upwards and flower at the top, in most sun...

    Thanks for the links @Obelixx 0 Clematis terniflora 'Early Snow' looks great. It doesn't seem to be available in the uk, which is a shame. A three metre stretch would have suit me better for the spot I have in mind than eight metres.

  • K67K67 Posts: 2,507
    edited May 2021
    Yes that's one plant and its cut back every year. In its favour it has a delicate scent.
    If you can hide the bottom behind a shrub or 5 and can keep on top of the training its great.
    Now i know how big it gets I shorten and thin it early on.
    I cut it back in winter after flowering  and then again in the spring
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    Thanks. Do you know why the bottom half gets brown?
  • K67K67 Posts: 2,507
    Not sure, it could be as you said that the top shades out the base.
    It might be the position as it doesn't get the sun much.
    Since that photo I have tried running it lower on the fence but all I got was a brown spread of stems.
    This year it's against a wall that gets afternoon sun so I'm hopeful it might stay green and flower lower down. Digging it up and moving it doesn't seem to have bothered it at all, 
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    Interesting. Thanks
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