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Clematis 'Christmas Surprise'

A winter-flowering clematis that begins to bloom in November - perfect winter cheer for the garden. More
1 plant 520179-1 £9.95

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A winter-flowering clematis that once established begins to bloom in the depths of winter when little else does - perfect winter cheer for the garden. The nodding bell-shaped flowers are pale lime green when first open maturing to an Ivory-cream with a hint of citrus scent. A semi-evergreen climber that requires a sunny, sheltered well drained position. Pick the flowers for a Christmas table arrangement with other evergreen foliage.

Genus Clematis
Group/Species cirrhosa
Variety Christmas Surprise
Common Name Early Virgin's-bower
Border Position On a Climbing Support
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Yes
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 2.1m (7ft)
Spacing 2.1m (7ft)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Prefers well-drained, gritty soil in full sun or part shade with shelter. Plant with the crown at soil level. Whilst the foliage is classed as evergreen, it is best described as semi-evergreen since it looks at its best in winter and spring, they can have a natural dormant period in late summer and mild autumns, when the leaves sometimes go brown.
Care Tips The Cirrhosa Group require a sunny, free draining situation that is sheltered from the worst of the cold winds. If required, prune immediately after flowering. While in a dormant state during summer they do not want frequent watering because this can cause damage to the root, they are used to being dry during the summer.
Flowering November - February
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest

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