How many clematis to buy

This question was asked by
WENDY

I have had an ugly Leylandii hedge cut down to waist height and want to plant clematis to cover the remains. I wonder if you could suggest how many plants to cover about 35 feet in length, please?

hi wendy the average spread of the average clematis is about 1 metre so that would mean about 10 plants however you could cover it all with just 2 of the Montana types but they only flower in may where as the others tend to flower for about 3-4 months (so horses for courses) hope this helps

Clematis – Montana

Chris and Suzy

clematis to grow 6 metres tall

This question was asked by
Barbara

I WOULD LIKE TO GROW A CLEMATIS UP A DEAD TREE ABOUT SIX METRES IN HEIGHT. IT IS EAST FACING BUT GETS A QUITE A LOT OF SUN IN THE SPRING AND SUMMER. THE SOIL IS MOIST AS IT IS MAINLY IN THE SHADE. IT IS POOR BUT CAN BE ENRICHED. PLEASE ADVISE
THANK YOU

hi yes we do have a set of clematis that will do your job at 6 metres, please click the link below

Clematis – Montana

Chris and Suzy

Grandiflora

This question was asked by
Kathryn

We want to cover a North-facing fence 10m wide by 2m height with clematis and are considering Grandiflora. Would you advise having two (or more) plants or would one in the centre be enough if we train it horizontally? How long would it take to get good coverage of the fence? Thank you.

Hi the growth rate that you could expect would be around 3-4 metres per year, so I would say at least 2 plants and total coverage should be achieved in 2/3 years
Hope this helps

Clematis – Montana

Chris and Suzy

Recent order

This question was asked by
Pauline

I recently received 2 montana clematis from you. Very healthy and arrived perfectly packed unlike some I have had from well known producers so great service thank you. They are planted and I’m keeping them well watered. My question is might they flower this year or just put on growth ? Tks Pauline

Thanks for that Pauline that’s always nice to hear, I would expect them to put on quite a bit of growth and you should see some flowers too (not loads but you will get ‘some’ I’m glad you are happy with then and maybe you could leave us a short google review at some point please? (as they all help raise customers confidence to order plants online)
Kind Regards
Chris

Chris and Suzy

advice

This question was asked by
Ann

I would like to grow a clematis to climb through very tall wild rhododendrons some way away from the house.
the plant will be planted in a sunny border but will climb in the shade . which should i choose that will be best appreciated from a distance

Hi Ann if they are very tall then I would suggest any of our montana types initially.
I would also maybe put a couple of viticella types in there too in order to extend the flowering period. I have included links to both species below (there are many varieties to choose from within each species but any will do the job)
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.
Hope this helps

Clematis – Montana

Clematis – Viticella

Chris and Suzy

Growing of clematis

This question was asked by
Diane

Hello have you a variety of clematis that is quick growing needing to fill a gap in the conifers. Thank you

hi, yes look at any of our Montana types as these will do the job well, and will get on with it straight away if planted in the next week or so.
hope this helps

Clematis – Montana

Chris and Suzy

Advice

This question was asked by
Eddie

We have an unsightly north facing chain link fence in our garden. It is subject to strong winds. We hope to plant evergreen clematis plants to hide it. The fence is about 150 feet long (46 metres). Can you please advise us to which clematis would be best for this situation, also the amount we would need and the cost. Thanking you in anticipation

Hi Eddie, I’m afraid you won’t get evergreen clematis to grow there due to the aspect and the conditions, so I think mature montanas are your best bet here and as all ours are 2 years old when they come out, they stand the best chance of thriving there for you.
If you want total coverage then look at planting 1 every 8 feet or so.
If you order more than 5 on our website then they work out at £9 each
Hope this helps

Clematis – Montana

Chris and Suzy

Clematis Montana

This question was asked by
Karen

Hi,
Could you advise if a Clematis Montana would have a chance of surviving on an east facing wall, gets the morning sun until about 12:30. Very exposed to high winds, winter storms and sea air. I live in the north of scotland. If not is there anything else you would recommend, I am looking for a fast grower!
Many thanks

Hi Karen, I think mature montanas are your best bet here and as all ours are 2 years old when they come out, they stand the best chance of thriving there for you.
Hope this helps

Clematis – Montana

Chris and Suzy

C. Montana Alba

This question was asked by
Sandra F

Do you have the above in stock please?
If so would it be at all possible for you to bring one to the HARROGATE SPRING FLOWER SHOW?
Incidentally we bought a ‘koreana’ Amber from you 2016-7 and it is growing/showing beautifully.
Many thanks.

Hi Sandra, we have a few different ‘white ‘ montanas – essentially ‘alba’ just means white
so you can look at the following montanas (by clicking the link below)
grandiflora
pleniflora
miss Christine
wilsonii

However we are not attending Harrogate flowershow so we would need to send the clematis to you by mail order or you can arrange to collect from here at the nursery (as we open by appointment for collections)
Many Thanks
Chris

Clematis – Montana

Chris and Suzy