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EvergreenLarge, bold leaves to 15cm (6in) long by 5cm (2in) wide,
ClimberSome of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clingingVigorous, early-flowering climber. Produces flowers on previous year's shoots.
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.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowIdeal near a house entrance for spring scent of vanilla. Prune after flowering to allotted space to encourage growth for next season's flowers.Pests & Diseasescutworms, aphids on young plants, whiteflies under glass,clematis wilt.Place of originChina, Myanmar, Vietnam. Introduced into the UK by Ernest Wilson (1876-1930) in 1900.
Flower ShapeSaucer-shaped5cm (2in) 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
- 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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Buy Varieties of CLEMATIS armandii
blush pink flowers, tinted white, from darker pink buds.
pure white flowers