evergreen clematis

evergreen clematis generally have a very average hardinessof the order of -10°C, but the beauty of their foliage deserves to be installed in regions with a mild climate. They also offer beautiful bloomswhich extend from autumn to spring, and some even like to perfume the garden in the heart of winter.

clematis armandii

Well known and often planted, this vigorous clematis displays, throughout the year, leaves of a glossy dark green, strongly ribbed, elongated and pointed. Lflowering occurs in early spring. The flowers release a fragrance that blends jasmine and orange blossom. The type specieswhich can measure up to 4 or 5 meters in all directions, is pure white, which is tinged with a pink reverse at ‘Apple Blossom‘ or more marked shades for ‘Hendersonii Rubra‘. Whether ‘Little White Charm‘ is of more modest development, ‘Snowdrift‘ presents for its part the largest corollas and flowers in abundance. This clematis does not cling alone to its support and requires staking.

Clematis ‘Early Sensation’

This hybrid clematis is distinguished by very fine foliage. Thick and very chiseled, it is of a clear and brilliant green, and is reminiscent of that of parsley. Slower to settle, it reaches 2 to 3 meters in all directions. It blooms in early springin corollas resembling white daisies with a greenish heart, united in clusters. Decorative interest continues through fruitingwhich materializes as silky-looking silver helices, which persist for a long time.

Winter Clematis

The Clematis cirrhosasometimes called “Christmas Clematis”, are real winter gems. From autumn, and sometimes until spring, it is first of all in the heart of winter that their bell-shaped flowers with a hanging habit light up the garden and the end-of-year festive tables. Foliage waxy, dark greenlobed and more or less toothed, can tint purple under the effect of cold. It then serves as a setting for the corollas which may be white in ‘Jingle Bells‘, slightly flecked with pink in ‘winter umbrella‘, or with more marked purple spots in the variety ‘Freckles‘, which also happens to be the most resistant to frost. These vigorous vines, although chilly, can rise to 2 or 3 meters.

Their demands

Light, deep soil, in sun or subdued shade, sheltered from cold winds. ‘Early Sensation’ prefers soil that remains moist but drained, without too much lime. Armandii and cirrhosa tolerate drought and more alkaline soils.

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