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Can I plant a new Clematis in the same Spot where a previous plant had Clematis Wilt Thankyou


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,041

    short answer, no. image

  • Clematis wilt is very rare, like swine flu or global warming, we hear lots about it but never actually see it.  If you DID have a clematis which succumbed to clematis wilt, probably a blousy Group 2, then it would not have been killed off, so why did you remove it ?

    What variety was it and what variety are you replacing it with ?

  • I haven't removed it yet Wasn't sure

    What to do maybe cut it back to ground

  • It was a group 2 !
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,007

    Hi Christine - what made you think it was wilt? Is it growing badly, looking diseased, not flowering? In too sunny/shady a spot, or too windy or exposed? If you can provide a bit more info it will help with advice. image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • The leaves have all turned black & flowers

    Have died The roots are in the shade but top in

    Sun & it is watered regularly ?
  • It is not exposed or in a windy spot
  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,097

    Did it die from the top down or the bottom up?

    Usual reason for Clematis failing like that is damage to the stems at the base. Snails adore stripping the bark of at ground level and that stem then dies back. When that happens the things dies from the top down. Wilt kills stems from the bottom upwards.

    In either case, cut off the dead stems , mulch with organic material and wait. We have had Clematis sulk for 2 years before re-growing.


  • Will try that Thankyou
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