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Clematis plants, commonly known as 'Old Man's Beard', are a constant favourite of our customers. These delightful climbing plants will transform walls and fences and you'll be greeted with the sweet fragrance every time you pass by. Both winter flowering and evergreen clematis plants are popular types. Find out more about growing clematis in our 'Climbing plants for walls and fences' article and how to prune a clematis.
Clematis forrestii, Old Man's BeardOriginating from Nepal and parts of China, this rare and unusual clematis has a fascinating growth habit. Clematis napaulensis is cloaked in lush green foliage from autumn to early summer, before shedding its leaves in summer when most plants are in full growth. It's bell-shaped, winter blooms release a delicate perfume that hangs on the cool December air, that form interesting seed heads as spring approaches. This extraordinary, low maintenance Clematis needs little pruning, making it ideal for brightening the dull winter months. Grow it through another deciduous climber to hide its bare stems in summer. Height: 3m (9'). Spread: 1.5m (5'). Pruning group: 1. Supplied in 7cm pots.
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Clematis urophylla 'Winter Beauty'
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This superb evergreen clematis bears its delicately fragrant, waxy, bell-shaped flowers in the depths of winter. The foliage is so lush, that you'll think its summertime all year round! Plant Clematis 'Winter Beauty' against a warm house wall so that you can appreciate its winter flowers from your window. This sought after variety will appreciate a sheltered site with some winter protection. Height: 4m (13'). Spread: 1.2m (4'). Pruning Group: 1
Michael Perry says...
"Don't just dress your garden for summer, think about the winter too! Speedy, easy grow and easy prune clematis."
Clematis cirrhosa 'Jingle Bells'
Old Man's BeardNodding, bell shaped flowers appear in the depth of winter when few other plants dare to bloom. The elegant sweetly scented blooms are followed by attractive fluffy seedheads which contrast beautifully with its cloak of evergreen foliage. Clematis 'Jingle Bells' requires only minimal pruning and makes an excellent specimen for containers and borders. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 1.5m (5'). Pruning group: 1
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