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CLEMATIS orientalis 'Bill Mackenzie'

Commonly known as Virgin's bower

Smaller bell-shaped yellow flowers from midsummer into autumn
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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.
£15.00 each 

Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2022
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  • 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
  • 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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