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Whitinsville MA
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Jun 23, 2017 8:51 AM CST
My husband is finishing up putting in a large trellis by our pool. It is over 30 ft long and about 3 feet wide. I bought two summer blooming clematis (candida and Ramona) to climb up the ends. A friend suggested putting sweet autumn clematis on it too. I'm wondering if the other clematis will still grow and bloom if I include the sweet autumn. I do love the idea of seeing it all in bloom in the fall but I'm not totally convinced yet.

I'm open to other ideas of what to grow there too!




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greene
Jun 23, 2017 9:21 AM CST
Just my 2 cents worth...

I have grown the Autumn Clematis and, seeing what type of structure you have built (wow Hurray! ), I would go with the proper Clematis plants, not the Autumn Clematis which makes lots of greenery/leaves/vines and has tiny flowers. You will get more bang for your buck with a large-flowered type. I am especially partial to the big white blooms of the Henryi variety, but I also like the look of the purple-flowered types.

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Jun 23, 2017 8:15 PM CST
Wisteria would look nice.
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