Dwarf types reach only 24 inches ... broken stems either during the growing season or after winter. Also, it may cover trees and shrubs so completely that it will prevent them receiving adequate sunlight. I attached a small twig to the stem along the broken part, wrapped both together with a soft, wide string, and tied them to a support in such a way that the broken stem had no chance to move in the wind and break even more. Dig a generous hole, add compost and mix well. Yellow clematis is extremely invasive; its ability to regrow from broken stem pieces makes it virtually impossible to eradicate once established. It’s okay if it’s not that long, and longer is fine too. By mid summer it was already halfway back up the trellis and in the fall it actually had one perfect flower. The stem's not broken, but the it's so thin and brown (it looks like a thick brown thread) that it cannot support this tiny plant. The stem of the newly planted Clematis needs to be securely but carefully attached to a support so that damage to the stem does not occur. For the moment, you’ll want your cutting to “concentrate on growing roots” rather than flowering. Cut the clematis down to where the stem bent. Yellow clematis is widely distributed by the nursery trade as an ornamental. I did this last year to my clematis Henryi. I believe this is a type III clematis. Examine the stem before you cut. I contacted customer service and they wrote back saying that this is the time of year when clematis lose their leaves so it's normal for them to look this way. Clematis are Super easy to propagate. Propagating clematis is done easily enough and before you know it, you could have several different clematis plants growing throughout your property. Control Prevention. It appears to be caused by fungus, which enters the vine through a broken or damaged stem. One or even two-year-old plants are smaller than most perennials, but this is normal. This year, it's already covering the trellis with lots of new shoots. Planting a small shrub in front ... broken and weak stems. I put together this Video to show you how it's done... Good Luck everyone and Happy Growing The sudden wilting and collapsing of clematis vines has long horrified gardeners and mystified professional horticulturalists. I had a stem badly twisted, almost broken last year on clematis Warsaw Nike, perhaps 5' above soil level. Then, starting at the top and moving down about 1/3 the height, prune just above a The root system of a clematis is wiry rather than fibrous. Although most clematis vines are woody, they are fragile and easily broken. When you do have a few minutes, fill a pot with potting mix, vermiculite or some other growing medium (but not garden soil) and moisten well. Clematis cutting from the vine is placed in warm, damp paper towel to reduce shock. 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