Clematis Plants
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Why doesn’t my Clematis grow tall?

Zone Nottingham | Phil gray added on October 5, 2018 | Answered

I have a Clematis fuji musume, which I have had for 2 years. It grows no more than 2 feet and has a couple of nice blue flowers. I train it again a wall using a trellis. How can I get it to grow tall? Thanks

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BushDoctor
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Answered on October 6, 2018

There are several factors that will be at play here. The first is the variety.

This is known for being a more compact growing clematis. In fact, this is the focal selling point for this cultivar! Now, over time, and with maturity, they will reach a height of about 8 feet tall if they are trellised properly. Depending on how cold it gets in your area, this can have something to do with it as well.

There are a few things that all clematis need to be healthy, and they will have different pruning requirements as well.

This collection of articles will give you all of the information that you could need for growing clematis: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/clematis

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