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Sedro-Woolley, WA
(Zone 8a)

May 10, 2012
7:10 AM

Post #9118376

I'm looking for a late summer/autumn clematis that will cover a trellis in one season. I had a sweet autumn clematis at my old house that was a rampant climber and I loved it because of its small flowers and vigorous growth. Several people have now told me that it is considered an invasive plant where they live and it also self-seeds. I live in the Pacific NW and although it was a rampant climber, I didn't consider it invasive and it didn't self-seed. Is there another clematis that is somewhat comparable?

Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 10, 2012
7:29 AM

Post #9118400

It's not at all uncommon for things that are invasive in one area of the country to be perfectly fine to grow in other areas of the country. So before you decide not to plant it, I'd do a little searching and see if it's considered invasive in WA or not--quite possibly it's not and then you could go ahead and plant it.

This site seems to indicate it's mainly a problem in the southeast, so it could be perfectly fine to plant in your area (scroll down to see maps):
Sedro-Woolley, WA
(Zone 8a)

May 10, 2012
7:32 AM

Post #9118405

Hey thanks ecrane. It was a rampant climber when I had it, but I didn't consider it invasive because I pruned it off and on all summer. I'll check out the link you gave me.


( Pam ) Portland, OR

May 22, 2012
7:07 PM

Post #9134343


There are two similar clematis that can be quite confusing. I just asked in the clematis forum, and rather that mix things up here, I will show you the reply.

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