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Clematis pot recommendations

Hi!
I want to plant a clematis armandii as evergreen coverage for a piece of wall. I need a suitable pot and wondered if someone could recommend one?
Many thanks! 😁

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,122
    I don't think any pot will be big enough for an armandii.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • ObelixxObelixx VendĂ©e, Western FrancePosts: 28,030
    I agree.  They get huge and have an enormous root ball and need depth and rich soil to find all the nutrients and moisture they need.  All the evergreen clematis get large and will struggle in a pot.

    If your garden is not too exposed you could try a ceanothus 'Concha' in a large pot, minimum 60cms high and wide. https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/97563/i-ceanothus-i-concha/details 

    Pyracantha is hardier and would be OK too in a large pot and provides great habitat and food sources from nectar and pollen to berries but is thorny, if that's an issue.
    https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/80987/i-pyracantha-i-font-face-times-new-roman-saphyr-orange-font-cadange-sup-(pbr)-sup/details

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Thanks @Fairygirl and @Obelixx
 I was going to move this star Jasmine into a flower bed but maybe I could keep in pot and use this instead? Could this be ok? Or no? Thanks 😊

  • There is some pansies in at the moment too but they’ll be coming out
 😊
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,337
    Out of the two, I'd put the clematis in the ground every time.  The jasmine will work in a pot - about 50cm x50cm x 50cm should do it.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • ObelixxObelixx VendĂ©e, Western FrancePosts: 28,030
    The jasmine will work but I'd still go for a 60cm pot as this will give the roots more protection in a cold winter.  Get the compost, feeding and watering right and it will flourish as long as it doesn't get a fright if winter temps fall below -5C for more than one or two nights.

    https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/popular/trachelospermum/growing-guide 
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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