Pot up clematis plants and grow them on until large enough to plant in their final positions. When planting Clematis napaulensis, choose a sheltered position in sun or semi-shade and plant the climber deeply in moist, fertile, well drained soil. Position the top of the rootball at a depth of 7.5cm (3") below soil level, to encourage new shoots to form from the base of the plant. Clematis dislike soils that are particularly wet or dry. Such soils can be improved by the addition of plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost. When growing clematis in patio containers use a soil based compost such as John Innes No.3. Train Clematis plants onto a suitable support such as trellis, wires or a large pergola.
Feed and water frequently throughout the growing season. This variety of clematis flowers in early spring on the previous year's growth. Pruning should be undertaken in summer, after flowering. When pruning Clematis napaulensis, remove any damaged or dead stems entirely before cutting back the remaining stems allotted space. In spring, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden to a pair of healthy buds to maintain the plant within its compost to the base of the plant in order to protect the roots and conserve soil moisture.
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By Derek Cooper 11-04-2015
I planted this last spring against a Prunus Amaganogawa (feathered cherry) and it was delightful, flowering after the cherry leaves fell. It has now made a lot of new growth and I have high hopes for this coming autumn.
I thought I had lost it last summer came off until I realised this was natural!.
Thanks Derek Cooper
Thank you for your review and for taking the time to share your wonderful comments. I hope we can continue to be of service.
By Amanda Smith 08-10-2014
I also had two plants and both died. One died not long after I planted it out and the other I left in it's pot for a while hoping it would grow a little stronger and bigger before I planted it out but that one also lost it's leaves and died.
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