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Clematis problem

Postby cazza » Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:03 am

Hi peeps
This is an evergreen clematis. Been going well except the new growth has started to curl. Have checked for aphids etc but there is no evidence of them. If anyone can let me know what is happening I would appreciate it. Cheers
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Re: Clematis problem

Postby greg.l » Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:05 pm

That looks like an Armandii clematis? It could be aphids or leaf miners. If you unroll one of the affected leaves you might see aphids on the back of the leaf. You could try one of the systemic insecticide sprays, or maybe try cutting off the affected leaves with scissors. It doesn't seem like the sort of thing that will kill the clematis, it should still flower ok.
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Re: Clematis problem

Postby tam » Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:23 pm

By the size of the leaves compared to the main part of the plant I think it needs some sun.
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Re: Clematis problem

Postby cazza » Sat Jun 20, 2015 12:55 pm

It isn't armandii and there is no sign of aphids etc when I have unrlled the leaves. It also gets ample sun
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Re: Clematis problem

Postby greg.l » Sun Jun 21, 2015 6:02 pm

If it isn't Armandii it must be one of the NZ clematis, notoriously difficult to grow, though beautiful in flower. Perhaps it is getting too much sun?
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