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Clematis montana (Virgin's Bower)

Type Climber, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant
Size Climbing or Spreading Plant
Colours White Flowers (Spring), Medium green Foliage
Care Regular Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Clematis montana Description

The montanas are the most popular and easily grown Clematis. Producing a reliable abundance of pink / white flowers in spring, this fast growing deciduous climber flourishes in most conditions, providing rapid screening in full sun or partial shade.


Clematis montana - Cultivation Notes

This hardy climber will flourish in full sun or partial shade. Clematis prefer their roots to be kept cool - so don’t plant in hot dry soils. Tie young growth into support as the plant grows and trim to shape after flowering. Mulch in winter.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Clematis montana:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Scented blossom
  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Clematis montana

  • Invasive top growth

Design & Plant Use for Clematis montana:

  • Flowering climbing plant for added interest on walls and structures
  • Flowering climbing plant for added interest on walls and structures

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View other climbers with white flowers, or climbers with medium green foliage


Common Missspellings: Klematis, Clemetis, Clemertis, Klemartis, Klemaitis

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