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Please Suggest - For Part Shade

17 years ago

I'm hoping someone can recommend a clematis for a particular spot. This spot is against my garage wall, and it has a pergola above it. The spot is west-facing, so it gets full shade in the morning, dappled shade in the afternoon, and sun in the late afternoon. The pergola (above the spot) has a wisteria starting to to climb over it, which will eventually probably turn the early afternoon dappled shade into full shade, so the only sun in this spot would hit after 3-ish. The clematis would be trained up a wall trellis, not up to the pergola.

Do you think it will be possible to grow a semi-shade-tolerant clematis there? If so, do you have any suggestions? If not (sigh), is there another climber that is remotely as nice as a clematis that I can try?

Thanks in advance for any advice you have.

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