i need help with my clematis - Knowledgebase Question

Dalton, Ma
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Question by lauriemosels
May 20, 2009
hi, my clematis has been turning yellow lately and keeps getting a lighter shade of yellow every day. is it not getting enough sun? should i cut it down and let it start over? thank you.

Answer from NGA
May 20, 2009
Clematis likes its top in the sun and the roots in the shade. You can try feeding your clematis to help it green up or you can prune it down to encourage healthy new growth. If it is planted in the wrong spot, you might want to move it to a sunnier spot. Or, you can employ all three suggestions: move it to a better spot, cut it down to encourage healthy new growth, and feed it with a general purpose 20-20-20 (such as Miracle Gro). Hope this helps.

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