Clematis - Jackmanii

I bought two of the above plants to use on a trellis. The plants are growing well, but are not climbing the trellis. Does this vine climb on it's own or does it have to be tied to the trellis?
Thanks,
Freckles
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Freckles wrote:

usually they find and climb it when they can touch it. so perhaps the trellis is a bit high or too far away off to the side?
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it is the side shoots do the best grasping. tie main stem loosely so they dont break when the wind blows.

Somewhere between zone 5 and 6 tucked along the shore of Lake Michigan on the council grounds of the Fox, Mascouten, Potawatomi, and Winnebago
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