problems with "The President" clematis

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  1. sea

    sea Member

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    Planted it this spring (east facing), it looked nice, one of the stems grew high and then wilted (I cut this stem back to the ground). Under- or overwatering?
     

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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Read up on Clematis Wilt. This is a frequent problem with plantings of large-flowered clematis cultivars.
     
  3. sea

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    Will do. Thank you!

    Poor first year thing...
     
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    I just saw something similar while researching my clematis'....they showed a walnut tree nearby, which they figured was causing the problem...any trees around that might be allelopathic?
     
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    I already dug the sick clematis out, planted a replacement and used new soil. Will watch further competition of the plants. Do not see any alternatives to applied horticulture :)
     
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    excellent solution!
     

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