Clematis tangutica 'Bill Mackenzie'

Clematis tangutica 'Bill Mackenzie' is a wonderful clematis with lovely yellow nodding flowers and then wispy seed heads which means it looks good almost all year. More
1 x 9cm plant 520117-1 £6.50 Delivery early October
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3 x 9cm plants 520117-3 £18.50 Delivery early October
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1 x 3 litre plant, for autumn planting 520117-3L £21.95 Delivery late September
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Clematis tangutica 'Bill Mackenzie' is a wonderful clematis with lovely yellow nodding flowers and then wispy seed heads which means it looks good almost all year.

This starts to flower in early to mid summer and goes on looking good with its lemon coloured, lemon peel textured flowers and then their spidery, puff ball seed heads into the late autumn. It thrives on a north wall and it is the ideal plant to train along a fence as it will drape elegantly for longer than almost any other plant I can think of.

Genus Clematis
Group/Species tangutica
Variety Bill Mackenzie
Type Deciduous Climber
Border Position Climber
Soil Type Chalky, Neutral
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 3-4.5m (10-15ft)
Spacing 1m (39in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Clematis prefer moist, well-drained soil that's has the base in shade and growth tips in light. Try mulching around the base to offer this protection from heat and light.
Care Tips Pruning group 3 - 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. Tie in new shoots to a trellis or other suitable support. Will benefit from a regular liquid feed throughout the growing season. Read Sarah's article for more information on how to prune clematis.
Flowering July - November
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice
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Clematis tangutica 'Bill Mackenzie' reviews

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Reviewed 3rd August 2019 by Carol

It has not grown as much as I thought , perhaps it will flower next year

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Tessa

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Carol

Delivered well packed. Plant healthy and grew well. The bright yellow flowers reminded me of lemon peel, fluffy seeds now remaining. An interesting clematis.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jo Longhurst

The plant and the service from Sarah Raven was excellent (5*) but the 1st class post seemed to take longer than it should so the plant arrived less fresh than it could. I had the same issue with a previous order.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Cass

Nice plant, not sure if it just doesn't like where it is as it is not particularly thriving. Keeping an eye on this one.