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Can I grow a Clematis armandii ?

Good morning, 

I have a raised trellis at the back of a border measuring 3ft high by 9ft wide.  I am looking for something hopefully evergreen,  and the Clematis armandii has caught my eye.  The trouble is,  I have looked at its expected growth and its much bigger than the trellis! Is there a way around this? Can it be tied to grow over the other side of the trellis rather than upright? Failing this,  any alternative suggestions would be appreciated.  Thank you all ☺ 


  • Armandii is a thug and will soon get 10 metres up anything g nearby! Looks lovely tho, mine randomly died a few back and was replaced with a wisteria 

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,910

    Is the trellis attached to a wall or fence? I'm not sure what you mean by raised trellis, but maybe I'm just dim!

    As Rhod says though - they get big, so if you can't accomodate it well, it's best to look for something else. It also depends what you have growing next to and around it.

    If you can post some pix that would help us too, Emma  image

    Click on the camera icon at the top right of the window you post in.

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

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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