The Q&A Archives: Eating Clematis

Question: I have two clematis vines on the front of my house. One near the front door and one closer to a tree. They are both doing well, lots of growth and blooms. However, I just noticed that the one near the tree is being eaten, with no leftovers. The stem is snipped off clean, the buds are gone as well as many leaves. Any ideas on what could be doing that?

Answer: Damage that extensive is usually caused by an animal such as a deer or rabbit or woodchuck. If you can identify the culprit, then you will be able to decide how to deal with it, be it fencing, a repellent spray, or a trap (if it is a woodchuck I would strongly suggest calling in a professional rather than doing the job yourself because they can be very dangerous).

« Click to go to the homepage

» Ask a question of your own

Q&A Library Searching Tips

  • When singular and plural spellings differ, as in peony and peonies, try both.
  • Search terms are not case sensitive.

Today's site banner is by dirtdorphins and is called "sunset on summer"