Grandiflora

This question was asked by
Kathryn

We want to cover a North-facing fence 10m wide by 2m height with clematis and are considering Grandiflora. Would you advise having two (or more) plants or would one in the centre be enough if we train it horizontally? How long would it take to get good coverage of the fence? Thank you.

Hi the growth rate that you could expect would be around 3-4 metres per year, so I would say at least 2 plants and total coverage should be achieved in 2/3 years
Hope this helps

Clematis – Montana

Chris and Suzy

Grandiflora

This question was asked by
Frances

I am thinking about planting a Clematis Grandiflora at the base of a large leylandii hedge – is there any chance of this working? (And when are your clematis flammula likely to be available?

Hi, yes the Montana types should work well there as long as they are kept watered regular after the initial planting process (until their roots tap into a natural water source)
There won’t be any flammula ready for months yet (hopefully towards the middle of the year)
So if you are wanting to see some sort of results this year then I would get them in now as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season.
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Grandiflora

Chris and Suzy