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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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