Clematis Plants

Can I Plant In A Tree?

Zone 75077 | RebeccaTX added on November 2, 2019 | Answered

I just received my first clematis (Moon Glow). I’m in zone 8A and I have a huge oak tree in my backyard. It has a hole along one of the branches going down to the base of the tree. The hole is well draining. Could I fill it with sand or pebbles and then peat moss and compost and plant it in there? I could attach chicken wire on top to keep the squirrels away. What are your thoughts?

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Answered on November 4, 2019

This is very difficult to do without causing disease and damage to the tree. I don't recommend this.

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