Evergreen Clematis

This question was asked by
Sian

Hi,
Which is the hardiest evergreen fast growing Clematis please (slightly acidic soil), but on South facing fencing?
Thanks
Siân

Hi I would probably go for either armandii snowdrift or appleblossom (depending on whether you prefer white or pink) see links below, as all our plants are 2 years old in 2 litre pots and fully hardy, it means that they are fully mature and can be planted at anytime of year, so the sooner they go in the better they will perform this same season

Snowdrift

Appleblossom

Chris and Suzy

Snowdrift

This question was asked by
George

We have a 20-year-old Snowdrift that forms a huge dome on the top of a gleditsia tree, almost smothering it. It is in full flower at the moment. Is it of value to wildlife (moths? butterflies?) or should I take it down and replace it with a later flowering one? It seems a waste!

Hi, if it’s becoming a problem then take it down after it’s finished flower and replace it with a viticella type. I don’t know whether they are of any value to wildlife but what I can say is that it’s not on our ‘bees and butterflies’ section (so probably not)
If you get one of our mature Viticellas in before the end of April then it will still do pretty well this same season
Hope this helps please see link below

Clematis – Viticella

Chris and Suzy

EVERGREEN Clematis

This question was asked by
Barbara S

Hi I want to buy a white evergreen clematis and one other evergreen to plant now but they all say “notify when ready” could you please indicate how long that is likely to be
Thanks

Hi Barbara, please find below the links to 5 white evergreen clematis that are currently in stock – the others that are currently out of stock will mature at different times through the course of this year (but is all variety dependant )
here are the links for you – thanks – chris
Jingle Bells

Joe

Kimiko

Snowdrift

Winter Beauty

Chris and Suzy