Clematis - Knowledgebase Question

Randolph, Ne
Question by joedonnamill
May 23, 2010
How do I start a new clematis plant from an existing one?

Answer from NGA
May 23, 2010


The easiest way to propagate a clematis is through a process called layering. To do it, simply bend a stem down to the ground in a "U" shape. Loosen the soil where it touches the ground. Wound the branch a bit on the underside where it touches the soil, and bury that base of the U lightly allowing the growing tip to show above ground. Cover the buried section with several inches of soil, or organic mulch such as shredded bark, and weigh it down with a rock if needed. Water occasionally to keep it moist but not soggy and check periodically for roots. Once a nice set of roots has developed you can separate it from the mother plant. Good luck with your project!

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