Large Flowered, Mid Season
produced from this type of clematis are amongst the largest, growing up to
20cm in size. Although not produced in great abundance, they tend to have a
much longer flowering period, from early summer to Autumn.
This type can be
used to grow up deciduous and evergreen trees up to 7.5m, large shrubs, low
spreading shrubs, wall trees and shrubs, pergolas and archways and can be
wall trained. They do not lend themselves well to container growing, as the
flowers are produced at the tips of the current seasons growth which can be
up to 2m in height.
In February after
the first seasons growth prune the plant back to approximately 30 cm in
height, just above a leaf node. In the second and subsequent years, prune
back to just above the previous seasons growth, within 75cm of ground level.
|First year, Feb/Mar, cut
back stems to approx 30cm
|Second year, Feb/Mar, cut back stems to
approx 1m above ground
||Third year and onward, cut back all stems
to a pair of buds. Flowers will come from previous years growth.