Clematis forum: Your favorite Trellis for Clematis?

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Name: Laurie Basler
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
Houseplants Region: Pacific Northwest Sedums Orchids
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lauriebasler
Sep 25, 2016 8:56 PM CST
@pirl directed me through a little division of a clematis I've had for years, and it worked great. Thanks so much Arlene. Cannot wait to see it next spring.
Now, I need a trellis for it. What are the ones you love that work well. Thanks in advance for ideas and pics!
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
Sep 26, 2016 2:48 PM CST
Sorry to be out of touch since last night but the computer was at fault. I missed having my morning coffee while checking NGA.

I've used cheap, as well as expensive trellises, so I'd say anything that's strong, preferably metal, would be fine. Look at Home Depot but they may not have any/many in stock in fall. Our Lowe's always had a good supply of varying sizes. You can look online - places like Pinterest may have some you could try and find.
Name: Laurie Basler
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
Houseplants Region: Pacific Northwest Sedums Orchids
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lauriebasler
Sep 26, 2016 8:44 PM CST
I will be on the watch for Metal, Arlene. As you mention this, I am recalling all the wooden ones I have had have all crumbled. Is there a difference in strength needed from one clematis to another, if so, is the Omoshiro in need of a strong trellis?

Computer problems are so unpleasant. Glad your up and running again!

Laurie B

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
Sep 27, 2016 7:47 AM CST
I've had too many failures with wood and plastic.

Omoshiro doesn't require anything massive for me. It would be great to see one that needed something huge.

Jackmanii does require a strong trellis! This trellis is strong enough but not tall enough for this one. It constantly grows into the lantern and has to be cut back by mid to late May.
Thumb of 2016-09-27/pirl/cbc25b

Stumps are good for growing them but eventually they do decay.
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Name: Laurie Basler
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
Houseplants Region: Pacific Northwest Sedums Orchids
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lauriebasler
Sep 27, 2016 9:51 AM CST
I am just distracted by how pretty both your clem's look, pics are beautiful.

I have a few ideas now with your input, the trellis will have to have some height, and a pruning mishap of dh's will be nicely disguised with a clematis. Just a few weeks into fall, and I am already wishing spring was here again. Thanks so much for all this help Arlene!
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
Sep 27, 2016 10:19 AM CST
You're so kind.

Clematises are so good for obscuring pruning mishaps! It's so easy to look forward to spring!

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