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Q.Clematis Vine Not Growing

Zone Philadelphia, PA | machomaz21 added on July 5, 2017 | Answered

I’ve planted 4 different kinds of clematis vines in 3 different planters and NONE have performed well. On all of them the leaves end up going brown and falling off. Usually it happens one strand of vine at a time. In the past 5 weeks there has been no new growth on any of them. The roots are shaded, the leaves get 6+ hours of light and I’ve been carefully monitoring the soil moisture. I also fed them after planting. Other types of plants in the same containers are thriving and doing well. Please help!

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Answered on July 7, 2017

It does look like you may have a fungus, so I would recommend that you treat it with a fungicide.

That being said, they also look like they are not getting enough sunlight. Not all sunlight is created equal. These plants need at least 5 hours of really bright sunlight to do well. If they are getting filtered or indirect sunlight, it will not be enough for the plants to grow and thrive.

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