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Clematis, Fall
 

 

CLEMATIS, FALL         

Clematis terniflora    
(KLEM-ah-tis   ter-ni-FLOR-uh) Vine

Perennial vine         Sun or shade      Spacing 3 - 6 inches

HABIT:  Vigorous semi-evergreen high climbing vine with profusion of fragrant 1 white flowers in the late summer.

CULTURE:   Easy to grow in any well-drained soil. Low to moderate water and light fertilizer needs. Do not prune the first year.

USES:  Climbing vine for fences, arbors, and decorative screens. Late summer flower color.

PROBLEMS:     Somewhat aggressive.

NOTES:   Correct botanical name is C. maximowicziana. Also called sweet autumn clematis. Native to Japan.  C. x jackmanii  also does pretty well here in filtered light. Scarlet clematis (C. texensis) is native and has small unusual red flowers.


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