Clematis in Shade - Knowledgebase Question

Bucksport, ME
Question by PAE11742
December 27, 1997
Can a clematis grow in a shady environment?


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Answer from NGA
December 27, 1997

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Clematis really should have a minimum of 4-5 hours of sunshine a day. If your location has that, the clematis may do just fine. It needs good drainage and a good, rich, loam soil. It's roots should be kept in shade allowing the top to grow toward thesun, or by mulching.

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