Evergreen clematis dying?

marie fletcher-bluett asked 11 years ago

I planted this evergreen clematis last year, it was doing well but I noticed some starting dying off in the last few months. See the attached pictures. It is planted against a screen about 2 metres from an established silver birch. Is there anything I can do to save it?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
More than likely it is suffering from drought, due to the roots of the birch which would be easily affecting the soil two metres away.

Put a slow drip on it for a few hours every week or two in the growing season and mulch heavily with compost or rotted leaves.