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CLEMATIS orientalis 'Bill Mackenzie'

Commonly known as Virgin's bower

Smaller bell-shaped yellow flowers from midsummer into autumn
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Flowering on current year's growth.
  • Yellow
    With red anthers
  • Height
    7m (23ft)
  • Spread
    2-3m (6½-10ft)
  • Climber
    Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging
    Late, small-flowered climber. Flowers are followed by large, fluffy seedheads.
  • Hardy - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
    Shade roots and base.
  • Partial shade

CLEMATIS orientalis 'Bill Mackenzie'

 
Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£16.00 each 
Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2022
plant size comparison icon 3 Litre Deep
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Cut back previous year's stems to a pair of strong buds about 15-20cm (6-8in) above soil level before growth starts in early spring.
    Pests & Diseases
    cutworms, aphids on young plants, clematis wilt.
    Place of origin
    Garden origin. UK. WG MacKenzie
  • Flower Shape
    Bell/Lantern
    Open bell-shaped 4-sepalled flowers 8cm (3in) across
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Incised
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Humus-rich. Mulch in late winter
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
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