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EvergreenLeaves are slightly bronze beneath.
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 'Wisley Cream'
Additional FeaturesGood to knowPrune after flowering if size needs restricting. Wildlife plant - early pollen and nectar for insects.Pests & Diseasescutworms, aphids on young plants, whiteflies under glass. Clematis wilt.Place of originBalearic Islands, Corsica, Sardinia.
Flower ShapeCup-shapedOpen cup-shaped 6-8cm (2½-3in) across
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
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(see photos above)Oblong (see photos above)
Scented PlantsScented flowersLightly scented in warmer conditions.
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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