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Q.My clematis vine has two different leaves

Zone Zone 6 | Anonymous added on May 21, 2020 | Answered

My 3 year old clematis has buds but there are two different leaves coming from the
same vine. The one with the biggest buds has three leaves but the other vine with 5 leaves has small buds. Can you explain this?

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Answered on May 23, 2020

It's possible that a native vine has crept in, such as virginia creeper. It has 5 points to a leaf. A large flowered clematis is a hybrid plant, it is possible that a change is just a reversion to one of the parents, of which there can be more than two. If your vine was grafted, it could have reverted to the rootstock.


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