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Re: Yellow seaside flower

Message from Cate Brown

In forum: Identify a plant

It looks a bit like Golden clematis (Clematis tangutica)

  • Posted: Wed. 5th July 2017 04:58

Re: Re: clematis tangutica - leaves have gone brown

Message from Lorna Dyter

In forum: Clematis tangutica

Hi Kathy
Thank you very much for your advice, I was concerned. I will keep my fingers crossed that it has survived. The fact that the leaves will go brown and presumably drop off is encouraging and I have kept it watered although only lightly during the winter, plus it is sat on the floor of the greenhouse on soil, so I hope it is OK. I will look out for some new shoots in a month or so and prune back to those. If it has survived, I have a place for it in the garden.

  • Posted: Fri. 7th January 2011 08:53

Re: clematis tangutica - leaves have gone brown

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Clematis tangutica

Hi, Lorna,
Your Clematis tangutica is deciduous so it will lose its leaves in winter. As long as it has been watered regularly, is getting adequate light but the base of the plant is in shade, it should be okay. Having said that, though, give it a prune in early spring (since it is in pruning group 3) by cutting all of last year's growth back to a pair of strong buds 15cm above the compost level. If is sprouts (and it may take a little while for that to happen), I would plant it, otherwise I would say it is lost.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Thu. 6th January 2011 20:55

clematis tangutica - leaves have gone brown

Question from Lorna Dyter

In forum: Clematis tangutica

I have bought a new clematis tangutica and as it was only in a 9" pot, it had loads of leaves on it and was apparently 2 years old when I got it. I had not prepared the ground where it was going to be planted, so I put it in the greenhouse (background heat only when temperature drops below 5 deg C). I see that all the leaves have gone brown, they have not dropped off but the plant does not look very healthy as a result. Is this normal for these clematis, or have I done it harm by putting in greenhouse?

  • Posted: Tue. 4th January 2011 12:15

Re: Re: Clematis Tangutica

Message from Lorna Dyter

In forum: Clematis tangutica

Thanks for the input, I will investigate where the best place to put it is to cover the parameters you have suggested

  • Posted: Mon. 27th September 2010 09:49

Re: Clematis Tangutica

Message from Lara Hurley

In forum: Clematis tangutica

Most clematis like to have cool roots and pots are prone to becoming fairly hot and dry. If you can place the pot in shade and encourage the plant to grow up into light, you might get away with it. Place stones over the plant's base to keep it cool. When you plant it, plant it deep - this reduces wilt. If it does die back, it may emerge again from the base so don't chuck it out until the next year. I have a couple in pots that seem to be resurrected each year. I'd plant it in Spring although you might be able to buy a bargain now - plant it and tuck it away over winter. Good luck...

  • Posted: Mon. 27th September 2010 09:24

Clematis Tangutica

Question from Lorna Dyter

In forum: Clematis tangutica

Is it OK to grow this clematis in a large pot please? Having lost 2 late flowering clematis in the garden, I want to make sure I keep this one (when I purchase it). Also when is the best time to plant the clematis?

  • Posted: Mon. 27th September 2010 08:21

Semi Mature Tree

Message from Anna Taylor

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

Hi Iris,

Thank you for your question !

Acacia dealbata is a tree native of Australia, and is relatively short lived (30 years) even in the warmer climates. You are right it is a beautiful tree, but if you don't want to risk anything fear of a gap being left, I would consider other evergreen trees.

Other fabulous evergreen trees are -

Prunus laurocerasus Latifolia (Laural) - grown as standard.

Ilex aquifolium Alaska - Classic Holly, fine to be pruned and retained at desired height and shape.

Magnolia grandiflora - a fabulous evergreen flowering tree. My favourite !

Photinia x fraseri Red Robin - great mixed red green foilage and flowers.

Ligustrum japonicum (Tree Privet) which can be kept pruned happily into a size and shape.

As the trees are evergreen, mature 4m + specimens will be expensive - the Privet will be the cheapest as it is the fastest growing.

If you would like the yellow flowers still, how about growing a summer flowering clematis like Clematis tangutica Bill Mackenzie, great to grow through trees with july to oct yellow flowers followed by seed heads !

Is the spot narrow? Could you use a more upright tree, which would create less shade or dominate the garden? Here you could plant a Laurus nobils (Bay tree).

Also could you consider that by planting closer to your house the sight line trajectory to your neighbour's window would mean that you can plant a smaller tree?

Lots of ideas - hope they help you and let me know how you get on !

Anna Taylor

  • Posted: Wed. 23rd September 2009 18:44

Clematis tangutica

Comment from Miriam Mesa-Villalba

In forum: Clematis tangutica

The flowers are followed by fluffy silver seed heads which persist well into the winter and closely resemble those of the wild clematis or old man's beard.This can be a bushy enough plant to support the nests of small birds such as goldfinch or linnet.

  • Posted: Sun. 17th May 2009 08:43