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I have Clematis alpina "Brunette" planted in a large pot.Bought it approx 2 months ago.At the time it was in flower and in full leaf.Very soon the plant looked as if it was being attacked by a pest......small holes were evident on the leaves.Did use an insecticide at the time.Shortly after the leaves started turning brown.Having said that,it has put on some fresh growth plus a few new buds.The browned leaves haven't fallen off either .Is this the start of Clematis wilt?.Could anyone throw some light on this problem please?




Clematis wilt, as I know it, is where a stem/whole plant just sort of collapses. This doesn't look like that to me, but I don't know what it could be. Hope it survives. New buds must be a good sign?

24 Jun, 2012


I wouldn't say wilt either M......remember these flower in May time - so maybe it has put all it's energy into flowering and will pick up soon.
I will compare with my Alpina foliage in the morning for you - just in case nobody else gives you better advice.

24 Jun, 2012


Thanks S and Ojb,will wait to see if I have any more response.New growth is a good sign.Wondering whether it was as a result of the spray.

25 Jun, 2012


Shame nobody with more knowledge replied M....I've checked mine out today - foliage looks ok - not like this.
It could have been the spray - did it get a chance to be hit by the sun once you sprayed?

25 Jun, 2012


Usually the questions are swooped upon!!!LOL I did wonder whether the sun was out at the time of spraying,S.Could have been that.Thanks for your help.

25 Jun, 2012

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