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EvergreenLeaves are slightly bronze beneath.
Shades of pinkAll shades of pink through to Carmine (red)With maroon spots
ClimberSome of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clingingEarly-flowering species. Produces 4-to 5-sepalled flowers singly, or in clusters, followed by attractive seed heads on previous year's growth.
Hardy - average winterHardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
Full sunProvide shade for roots and base of plant.
CLEMATIS cirrhosa var balearica 'Freckles'
Additional FeaturesGood to knowGrow over arch or pergola to appreciate the flower colour. Prune after flowering if size needs to be restricted. Wildlife plant - early nectar and pollen for insects.Pests & Diseasescutworms, aphids on young plants, whiteflies under glass. Clematis wilt.Place of originBalearic Islands, Corsica, Sardinia.
Flower ShapeCup-shapedOpen cup-shaped 5-10cm (2-4in) across
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
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(see photos above)Oblong (see photos above)
Scented PlantsScented flowers
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soilHumus-rich. Mulch in late winter.
Toxic - Category CSkin irritantRabbits. C. harmful if eaten
WildlifeBee friendlyRabbit Resistant
- Pruning Group 1 - Flowering mid / late spring
- Pruning Group 2 - Flowering late spring / early summer
- Pruning Group 3 - Flowering late summer / early autumn
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