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By Clmd695

United Kingdom Gb

Why have my Clematis Napaulensis suddenly lost their leaves and appear to be dying. The outer case of the stem is brown but when I scratch the stem there appears to be a little green underneath. The plants are less than a year old. Can you help please. Pauline. I live in East Anglian

Email address is paulinewadeson@me .com



You haven't said where you are in the UK, but these plants are only just frost hardy - if you've had some cold nights and they're not in an extremely sheltered, south facing spot, they may have reacted like this to the cold overnight. There was certainly a grass frost in some parts of the country a couple of nights ago.

29 Sep, 2015


I just noticed you say you're in East Anglia, just the sort of area that may have had some cold temps overnight... otherwise, post a photo and say whether the plants are in pots or in the ground, if you don't think that explanation fits.

29 Sep, 2015


There is nothing wrong - it's the natural thing for this clematis. It goes into a late summer dormancy but should start to show signs of life again next month. Mine has done exactly the same for several years.

29 Sep, 2015


Pauline please remove your email address from the Question. Members will give you answers here or send you a private message.

29 Sep, 2015


Pauline please remove your email address from your question, for your own security. Members can contact you by writing messages in the answers boxes below your question or by using the private message facility on your profile page. Welcome to GOY. To 'talk 'to those who answer your question you too need to use the answer boxes. Using this system means other members can also follow the question/answers and learn from them.

29 Sep, 2015

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