British Columbia: clematis armandii - winter problems

Discussion in 'Outdoor Gardening in the Pacific Northwest' started by cohosing, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. cohosing

    cohosing Member

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    My five year old clematis armandii has developed brown splotching on the the leaves of the oldest vines. In 2006 another armandii, in a large planter box, died after a very cold snap (minus 10). In the recent cold snap the temp only went to about minus 2. The armandii that froze lost all it's leaves and took two years to come back from the root. Is there anything I can do to save my gorgeous armandi that is at least 20 feet along the fence?
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Species native to subtropical areas, warm sheltered position and good drainage needed for best results in the north.
     
  3. Ian

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    This plant definitely has the potential to be damaged from an early hard freeze. I've seen a couple of them killed outright from this last freeze we just had, in the Sequim area, even in sheltered spots, from temperatures in the -10 to -12C range. So hey, it could be worse.
     

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