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DeciduousPale to mid-green leaves 3-5cm (1¼-2in) long with 3-5 lance-shaped to broadly oblong, toothed leaflets.
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 climber. Produces flowers on previous year's shoots and sometimes on new growth in summer. Fluffy seed heads in late summer.
Hardy - very cold winterHardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
Full sunProvide shade for roots and base.
CLEMATIS alpina 'Blue Dancer'
Additional FeaturesGood to knowC. alpina varieties tolerate cold, exposed sites. Prune after flowering to allotted space to encourage growth for next season's flowers.Pests & DiseasesCutworms, aphids on young plants, clematis wilt.Place of originEurope.
Flower ShapeBell/LanternOpen bell-shaped with 4 narrow, twisted sepals 5-7cm (2-3in) long
(see photos above)
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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