Clematis armandii

Photo Courtesy of A. Barra

Hundreds of vanilla-scented blooms cover this evergreen, fast-growing vine! White buds burst into an abundance of bee and butterfly attracting, delicate white 2.5” blooms all thru Springtime. The twining tendrils rapidly grow to 15’ with beautiful two-toned foliage as the coppery new growth matures into lush emerald leaves. It’s the best way I can think of to cover an unsightly fence or wall! Provide well-drained soil and water regularly its first year to give it a good start. Mulch annually in early Spring. This group 1 Clematis needs little to no pruning beyond annually removing any dead growth. It can be cut back to 6” from the base after flowering to refresh or reshape – this should only be done every 3 years at most.

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Avg./Low Water

Perennial Vine
USDA zones 6-10