Evergreen Clematis in Bloom!

It must be late winter or early spring, because my evergreen clematis, Clematis armandii, is in bloom.  Here is a photo:

It is rather gargantuan in size, but if you have room for it and are not afraid to use your pruners, it is a great flowering vine.  The deep green foliage is truly evergreen, and the white flowers, which are highly fragrant, stand out noticably and are set off well by the nearby red new foliage of the rose on the left-hand side of the picture.

This behemouth does not need any fertilizer, and I hardly ever water it in the summertime either, and it does just fine.  You can prune it right after it finishes blooming.

Please leave a comment–do you grow an evergreen clematis, and how do you use it in your landscape?

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2 Comments

  1. March 3, 2010 at 1:33 am

    Mine is rather young (two years) but the little old lady next to me loves it and so do I. Requires no additional care.

  2. minervasgardenwriter said,

    March 11, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    That is cool, callandscaper. They smell so good, especially fragrant when the weather is warm. I like to use the flowers in small flower arrangements, and the leaves remind me a little bit of the tropics in their appearance. They make a nice dark green backdrop for plants growing and flowering in front of it later in the season.


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