Clematis wilt

Clematis wilt is a fungal disease of clematis, particularly the large-flowered hybrid cultivars. The fungus causes rapid wilting and, in severe cases, can kill the whole plant.

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Leaf spots caused by the clematis wilt fungus. Image: John Scrace

Quick facts

Common name Clematis wilt
Scientific name Calophoma clematidina (syn. Phoma clematidina, Ascochyta clematidina)
Plants affected Clematis spp.
Main symptoms Rapid wilting and death
Caused by Fungus

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