Perfect Pair: Clematis 'Prince Charles' & Sambucus 'Eva'

There's nothing better than a long-flowering clematis for extending a worthwhile shrub's imposing garden moment. More
2 x 3 litre pots 520178-2 £42.95

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There’s nothing better than a long-flowering clematis (like ‘Prince Charles’) for extending a worthwhile shrub’s imposing garden moment. Planted in the dappled shade at the elder’s base (where this clematis thrives), this makes a delicate and very pretty duo for the whole of summer.

This collection contains 1 x 3 litre pot each of:
Type Shrub
Border Position Border (Back)
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Scented
Site Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 3m (9ft 8in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Clematis need moisture-retentive, but well-drained soil, in full sun or partial shade. Keep the base of the plant and the roots cool and shaded, by carefully positioning the Sambucus. Make sure you plant this so it can use the Sambucus to support new growth as it establishes. This variety is virtually tendril-free, so won't entwine itself around other plants, which is why the fast growing branches of the Sambucus provide such good support. Sun or shade Sambucus will grow well on any site once they are well established. Add mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting holes for better establishment.
Care Tips The Clematis is Pruning group 3 - Which means it flowers on the current season's growth so cut back hard in early spring to a healthy pair of buds 30cm (12in) above the ground and apply a mulch of compost or well-rotted manure. New shoots will find their way into the Sambucus for support. Will benefit from a regular liquid feed throughout the growing season. This Sambucus is quick to establish and can easily reach 6ft in 2-3 years. To keep in check simply pollard the plant or selectively prune on a yearly rotation to keep the height down.
Flowering June - September
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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