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Once established, this evergreen vine will quickly reach a length of 20-30 feet if it is provided with sufficient support.
The fragrant 2-3 inch flowers of the Evergreen Clematis appear in abundance in March and then continue on through late April.
Each large leaf consists of 3 glossy, dark green leaflets, making it an attractive, year round covering for fences and arbors.
Growing Requirements for Evergreen Clematis
The Evergreen Clematis blooms best in full sun but will tolerate partial shade. In hot climates, shade should be provided from the hot afternoon sun.
Clematis like "cool feet" so preferably they should be planted where adjacent shrubs can provide shade over the roots, and/or applying a heavy mulch.
Established plants are fairly drought tolerant, but you should water regularly anyway. Avoid overwatering or soggy conditions. Clematis armandii is in Pruning Group A. That means that the flowers develop on the previous years growth, so any needed pruning should be done soon after the vine has stopped flowering.
New plants can be easily propagated by taking softwood cuttings in early Summer.
Clematis armandii is hardy in USDA Planting Zones 6-9