Clematis forum: Moving my Clematis

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Name: Marie
Brigham City, Utah (Zone 5b)
Cottage Gardener Dahlias Hibiscus Region: Utah
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MyRee
Mar 13, 2016 9:10 PM CST
I have 3 Clematis that I need to move away from a little shed. I would love some advice on how to do it. Or would it be better to just buy new ones?



Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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pirl
Mar 14, 2016 8:42 AM CST
You may want to dig the holes and amend the soil for the new spots where you want them to grow before you dig them.

Digging is not a problem. Start about a foot away from the crown and lift with a shovel or garden fork.
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Be sure to give them a good watering when you replant them, and if your weather is warm, water more often but don't drown them.

This is the rootball of Rooguchi, a gift from a friend. I never dug a clematis until I saw the rootball on this one. It gave me hope that I could do it...and I did.


Good luck. If you have questions, just ask.

Name: Marie
Brigham City, Utah (Zone 5b)
Cottage Gardener Dahlias Hibiscus Region: Utah
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MyRee
Mar 14, 2016 1:28 PM CST
Arlene, Thanks for the advise. Hopefully next week, It is snowing today and rain is forecast for the next few days,
Another question. These are at least 12 years old. Can I divide the root ball?
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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pirl
Mar 14, 2016 3:24 PM CST
Sure! Many fall apart into several pieces so you can plant them in new spots or have one big display. Some don't divide and I've never tried to force one root ball into sections.
Name: Marie
Brigham City, Utah (Zone 5b)
Cottage Gardener Dahlias Hibiscus Region: Utah
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MyRee
Mar 14, 2016 7:04 PM CST
Thanks. I will see what the root ball looks like.

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