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RE: sweet autumn clematis

Well Kitty--- mine dies off every year. Figured it wouldn't get that
big, and the 30ft was more for those in warmer climates....guessing not

A friend made me a trellis for it... one is about 8 ft out of the
ground, the other about 5. They connect together about a ft apart to
give it more stability. Welded metal circles together, Pretty darn
sturdy, too bad I didn't get it in place before the season... but
looking at this plant, even that may not help.

May try to move it to the fence area next spring, I think this is it's
second season here, so hopefully I can still dig it out..


> OK, Donna, this is one of those plants for which you should have
> the statistics.  It does grow to 30 feet - and not just in single
file, it
> can go wide too.  You could selectively prune parts back so you
> lose all the bloom, but otherwise, just let it go this year.  Cut it
> next year.   Trellis?  You put a SAC on a trellis?  Did you read the
> about 30 feet?  Mine grows up a fence with a little help and then
> aloft on top of my neighbor's bushes.  You could use a trellis I
> but it would have to be a TRELLIS.
> Kitty

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