Originally found in China, Clematis armandii, otherwise known as Snowdrift is one of the most vigorous evergreen climbers around. It produces plenty of handsome, long, lance-shaped waxy leaves which will provide all year round protective screens against stark walls or fences. The real highlight of this plant is the abundance of strong scented, star shaped white flowers from late winter through to early spring. With its wonderful scent we would recommend planting this climber where you can enjoy the scent, for example by a doorway or seating area. This low maintenance climber requires a sheltered spot away from the worst winter frosts and minimal pruning after flowering. Tall 7cm pot plants supplied.
|Mature Height||300 cm|
|Mature Spread||150 cm|
|Planting||Plant with plenty of room for the roots to expand/develop.|
|Soil Type||Humus rich, fertile and well drained soil|
Growing at a glance…
Clematis are vigorous climbing plants that reach various heights and spreads. Its best to prune back to keep control over the growth annually and initially they should be tied in to help direct the new growth. Apply a liquid fertiliser each yearduring the growing season, and water regularly during hot periods.Clematis can be planted October-May in areas with good drainage and plenty of sun is preferable. Soak in a bucket of water prior to planting and plant deep enough to allow plenty of room for root development. The roots of clematis like to be keptcool so it is a good idea to plant amongst low growing shrubs or bedding plants. If planting in containers, ensure the pot is large enough to allow the roots to expand/develop, as limitation of roots will certainly impede future success.