Clematis armandii Armandii Group

evergreen clematis

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Outstanding Qualities

In late winter a plethora of small white star-shaped flowers shine against the bold leathery dark green foliage of Clematis armandii. In full bloom a heady fragrance fills the air heralding the coming of spring. This vigorous evergreen vine has foliage that emerges bronze-colored and matures into a glossy dark green. It is a great choice for filling a large space or covering a rockery.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: vine

Foliage Type: evergreen

Plant Height: 25 ft. 0 in. (7.62 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 15 ft. 0 in. (4.57 meters)

Plant Height-Mature: 0 ft. 0 in. (0.00 meters)

Plant Width-Mature: 0 ft. 0 in. (0.00 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 7 to 8

Flower Color: white

Sun/Light Exposure: light to open shade or full sun - but avoid hot, reflected heat!

Water Requirements: occasional watering

Seasonal Interest: fragrant late winter flowers

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: burgundy, bronze, blue

Great Color Partners: variegated, silver, white

Culture Notes
This evergreen clematis is a large grower and requires plenty of space to spread. It will grow best in light to open shade or full sun if the location is not a hot spot. Provide a site with rich well-drained soil where it can be occasionally watered during dry weather. Plant vines that are well rooted and at least two years old. In our climate planting too deeply can smother the roots. Set young plants at the same depth they were in their nursery pots. Clematis are heavy feeders and appreciate fertilizing in spring. This clematis blooms on one year old stems so prune lightly in late winter, only removing congested or tangled growth or if heavy pruning is required do it immediately after flowering in spring.