Clematis forum: Using Trees as Clematis Support

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Name: Evey Blalock
South Louisiana - Zone 8b/9a (Zone 8b)
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BlissfulGarden
Feb 6, 2010 7:34 PM CST
Please post photos and details of how you use trees as clematis hosts here. This is a photo by Arlene (Pirl) showing Jackmanii trained with a wire grid to scramble up a tree. Beautiful!


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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Feb 25, 2010 4:01 PM CST
I'm going to do that.Its just wonderful
I also want to train short clems on tree branches stuck in a container.
Name: Evey Blalock
South Louisiana - Zone 8b/9a (Zone 8b)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Dog Lover Ponds Herbs Garden Art
Daylilies Irises Clematis Roses Region: Louisiana
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BlissfulGarden
Feb 25, 2010 11:11 PM CST
Isn't it beautiful?! Arlene sent me quite a few photos of clems growing in trees. I need to pull up that folder and post a few more in the morning. When I see her photos, it makes me wish I had more trees! =)
~Evey =)

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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Feb 26, 2010 3:53 AM CST
Me too,I wish I had the right kind of trees.I have 20 year old scotch pines and spruces that have been trimmed high.I will wrap thunks with wire for support.
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cperdue
Mar 17, 2010 8:32 PM CST
I'm doing the same thing also. I have a tall, tall pine and I've planted a clematis at the base and plan to let it climb up the tree. Good ideas on how to train to climb the tree.
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CindiKS
Apr 4, 2010 8:11 AM CST
I'll try to remember to get a photo this summer, but I have 2 clems on an espalier apple tree that is only 5 feet tall, with 3 varieties grafted on. I try to get the clems to follow the horizontal lines. We had a late freeze last year so I had no apples, but the clematis bloomed off and on all summer.
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Name: Evey Blalock
South Louisiana - Zone 8b/9a (Zone 8b)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Dog Lover Ponds Herbs Garden Art
Daylilies Irises Clematis Roses Region: Louisiana
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BlissfulGarden
Apr 5, 2010 7:33 PM CST
Oh, that sounds lovely. Please do post a picture, if you can get one!
~Evey =)

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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Apr 16, 2010 9:56 PM CST
I really need to do this with my harry launders walking sticks... give them something else when they are boring during the summer... any suggestions for a 1/2 day afternoon sun area Evey?

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