Has my Clematis died?
My Clematis has gone totally dark brown. I do not believe this is due to a lack of watering, as I watered frequently; therefore, my question is did I over-water it? What causes clematis to go like this?
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It is possible to overwater clematis, especially if you have poorly draining soil such as heavy clay. Overwatering would more typically cause leaves to turn yellow before they turn brown. Toxins in the soil such as excessive salt or fertilizer can also be a problem, particularly if the plant is close to a road.
There is also the possibility of a disease: