Clematis Montana Rebens

I've had this clematis for about 10 years and each year it flowers wonderfully and grows like wildfire however this year I've noticed that there are not as many flowers and it seems to be struggling. It's roots are hidden out of direct sunlight but parts of it are showing no signs of growth at all the only pruning I do is to keep in check a bit.

Any advice would be great I really don't want to lose such a large plant.   


  • How big is it, already? And is it planted in the ground?

  • Yes its in the ground and I'd say its about 6/8ft high by 20ft accross

  • BiljeBilje Posts: 427
    I can't help with your problem sorry...but years ago ours got out of hand and we had a kill or cure situation. It's trunk, yes trunk, was cut back to about 2 feet above ground and it grew back to normal size over a couple of years.
  • If the worst comes to the worst I'll give cutting right back a go and hopefully mine will grow back as well

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,606
    Take some cuttings too image
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Will do

  • I also have a Montana that  budding but it has all died back. Have been told it could be lack of water  the frost. I thought they were hardy. do I leave it or cut it back. Can anyone help

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