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climber, evergreen, scented/aromatic
growth rate: fast
growth habit: climber
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: white
main season: Spring
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -6°C
USDA zone: 9 to 9
Large ,leathery, pointed evergreen leaves, quite unlike most other clematis species. Clusters of small creamy-white flowers with a sweet almond scent, in early spring. Young leaves are copper coloured. Vigorous grower once established.
All clematis prefer a moist, alkaline soil but will normally tolerate other soil types. Needs a sunny, preferably sheltered position. May be damaged by severe frost. Established plants are more tolerant of periods of drought than other Clematis species.
Prune after flowering (group 1).
Semi-ripe cuttings in early summer. By layering in late winter or early spring.