CLEMATIS macropetala 'Blue Bird'

Commonly known as Virgin's bower

CLEMATIS macropetala 'Blue Bird'

  • Deciduous
    Attractive toothed leaves divided into leaflets with sharply serrated edges
  • Blue
  • Height
    2-3m (6½-10ft)
  • Spread
    1.5m (5ft)
  • 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
    Flowers are followed by silver seedheads. Occasionally flowers from summer to early autumn
  • 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
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - early flowering on previous year's growth. Prune to allotted space after flowering to encourage new growth for next season's flowers.
  • Pests & Diseases
    cutworms, aphids on young plants, clematis wilt.
  • Place of origin
    garden origin. Canada. FL Skinner.
  • Flower Shape
    Bell/Lantern - open bell-shaped, semi-nodding flowers to 12cm (4¾in) across
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Serrate see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate see photos above
  • Ovate
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil - humus-rich. Mulch in late winter.
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant

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