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Clematis

Zone 7 | [email protected] added on April 2, 2015 | Answered

Can I temporary plant Clematis in pots? I might have to move and was wondering if I could plant them in a pot, what size ones - so if I do move I can take it with me? They are Lavender Piilu double clematis and a Christmas gift. Do they also have long deep roots? Thank you for your time and help.

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shelley
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Answered on April 2, 2015

I would recommend following the guidelines offered by The International Clematis society. They have a webpage with a short section entitled "moving your clematis":
http://www.clematisinternational.com/growing.html

And, yes, you can temporarily plant clematis in pots for when you move. You will want a pot large and deep enough to accommodate your root ball. It's hard to say how big your root system will be. The root ball will probably be around 12" wide and roots on a mature clematis can go down up to 4' deep. Keep the roots moist until you transplant it into its new home. The ideal weather for transplanting is when it is cool and overcast.

For more information on growing clematis, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/clematis/growing-clematis.htm

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