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CLEMATIS armandii

Image of Clematis armandii

James H. Schutte

Family

Ranunculaceae

Botanical Name

CLEMATIS armandii

Plant Common Name

Armand's Evergreen Clematis, Clematis, Evergreen Clematis

General Description

This evergreen woody vine bears clusters of delicate, fragrant, creamy-white flowers in spring. The slightly cupped, medium-sized blooms of this Chinese native have four to seven starry segments and prominent yellow anthers. The handsome, leathery, glossy, dark green leaves are divided into three leaflets and have clasping stems which allow this climber to cling to structures. Notable cultivars include 'Apple Blossom', with pink-tinged flowers, and 'Snowdrift', with pure white, highly fragrant blooms.

Provide Armand’s clematis with average to fertile, well drained soil. It thrives in full sun where summers are cool, but prefers partial shade in hotter climes. Like other clematis, it likes "cool feet," with its base in the shade and roots in cool, moist soil. Prune soon after flowering as its flowers come from the previous year’s growth. This vine is an excellent choice for covering walls or other structures.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 6

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    7 - 11

  • Sunset Zone

    4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Vine/Liana

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    10'-35' / 3.0m - 10.7m (15)

  • Width

    6'-10' / 1.8m - 3.0m

  • Bloom Time

    Early Spring, Spring

  • Native To

    China

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Vining/Climbing

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Light Pink

  • Fruit Color

    Tan

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Dark Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Feature Plant, Screening / Wind Break, Vine

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No