Is this clematis wilt?
I planted a clematis cirrhosa "Jingle Bells" last autumn and it has grown well over the winter to about 2 metres tall (over an arch). It has always looked quite healthy but just in the last couple of days I have noticed that some of the leaves around the bottom of the plant (and a smaller number further up) are turning brown. Is it the dreaded clematis wilt or do you think it could be as a result of root damage? I planted a hellebore right next to the clematis about a week ago so wonder whether I may have disturbed the roots of the clematis.
I understand that this type of clematis is not usually susceptible to wilt.