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Evergreen Clematis (Clematis armandii 'Snowdrift')

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by Bill on April 18, 2005 12:56 AM
Once established, Clematis armandii will quickly reach a length of 20-30 feet if it is provided with sufficient support. The fragrant 2-3 inch flowers appear in abundance in March and continue on through April. Each large leaf consists of 3 glossy, dark green leaflets, making it an attractive, year round covering for fences and arbors..

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.

Established plants are fairly drought tolerant, but grow better if watered regularly. Avoid overwatering or soggy conditions.

Clematis like "cool feet" so provide shade over the roots or apply a heavy mulch.

Clematis armandii is in Pruning Group A; meaning that the flowers develop on the previous years growth so any pruning (if needed) should be done soon after flowering.

This plant can be propagated by softwood cuttings taken in early Summer.

The Evergreen Clematis is hardy in USDA Zones 6-9

Care and Culture of Clematis Plants

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[grin]  - This is a Cedar Hill flower!

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by mountaingirl1 on April 15, 2006 03:38 AM
Bill, it is VERY windy at times. The arbor sits on top of a hill which is on top of a mountain and really gets prolonged winds from time to time. Still sound like it will be the right plant?
Thanks for taking the time to answer.
Mountain Girl
by mountaingirl1 on April 15, 2006 03:40 AM
Addition to reply...we also tried Autumn Clematis and to no avail...had to move it to a new spot where it is thriving. Is this the same?

Mountain Girl
by Bill on April 15, 2006 03:50 AM
This Clematis puts out very strong tendril-like leaf stems which grab on to the arbor (and itself) tight. I would definately give it a try.
(I just found a new variety called "Apple Blossom". The buds are deep pink but open to a very pale pink. I'm looking forward to seeing those! [grin] )

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by peppereater on April 15, 2006 07:17 AM
Bill, that's a great plant! I wasn't aware of any evergreen clematis. I'll bet the pink is great.
I also have tremendous wind at my house...well, it is Oklahoma, after all. I would have suggested honeysuckle. The autumn clematis definitely is a bit too fragile.

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by afgreyparrot on April 16, 2006 08:31 AM
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I just found a new variety called "Apple Blossom". The buds are deep pink but open to a very pale pink.
[shocked]
And you have those???
At Hummingbird House????? [grin]

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by Bill on April 16, 2006 09:55 AM
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Originally posted by afgreyparrot:
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I just found a new variety called "Apple Blossom". The buds are deep pink but open to a very pale pink.
[shocked]
And you have those???
At Hummingbird House????? [grin]

Silly girl! What kind of question is that? [Roll Eyes]
Of course it is growing on Hummingbird House! [Big Grin]

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by afgreyparrot on April 16, 2006 10:11 AM
Of course! [grin]

Can't wait for pictures!

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by Squrrel on May 16, 2006 05:44 AM
I never heard of an evergreen clematis. I have a regular clematis. This year it`s wilting at the top. I don`t know what to do???? My neighbor`s is doing the same thing. Could it be the weather? Should I prune it down to the ground and wait for next year?? I hope not!!! Of course, I`m not sure if the buds are going to open.
by Patty S on May 16, 2006 06:47 AM
My daughter just gave me a Clematis for Mothers Day... It's a "Raymond Evison Clematis... BloomRite (trademark) Boulevard Series, Angelique (trademark) Evipo017".

The tag on it says "Partial to full shade"! [shocked] I've had Clematis before, & always kept them in full sun, with a planter of Nasturtiums or a pumice stone rock at its base, to keep the roots cool. This is the first I've seen Clematis planting directions say "Partial to full shade"... is this something new, or have I been doing it wrong all this time, or do different Clematis require different care? [dunno]

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by joclyn on May 16, 2006 05:35 PM
squrrel, sometimes they get wilt - try cutting off the affected part of the vine and see if that helps. i'd go back an extra couple of inches to make sure all of the wilted part is gone.

patty, yes, most clematis like to be in the sun. there are some that prefer more shady conditions tho.

with over 60 varities there's plenty to choose from for almost any area!

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