|What climbing plant can I plant in place of a clematis?|
My clematis is now in the shade of a sunburst locust tree. For the past five years the clematis grows a lot of vine, but it never blooms.
Last fall I completely cut it off to ground level--something I didn't do before. Presently, it has about four inches of new growth coming.
I will appreciate your advice for making the clematis bloom, or for planting a different plant.
|Clematis blooms best when the top of the plant is in full sun and the roots are in shade. Moving your clematis to a sunnier location will improve its flowering capability. Once you've transplanted it to a better location, you can replace it with Trachelospermum jasminoides (star jasmine) or an annual climber such as scarlet runner beans or Parthenocissus inserta (Virginia Creeper).|