Common Name: Clematis
Cultivar: 'Apple Blossom'
Skill Level: Experienced
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Dry
Time to prune: February to March
Flowering period: March to April
Clematis armandii 'Apple Blossom' has superb evergreen foliage that looks good all year round, accompanied by large sprays of whitish pink, vanilla-scented flowers, deeper pink in bud, in early and mid-spring. Although the species has a reputation for being tender, it is hardier than is generally thought and as long as it is given a sheltered spot - ideally against a sunny wall - it performs very reliably in most parts of the country. But choose a spot where it has room to spread: it makes a large plant and no routine pruning should be necessary. Prune back to healthy buds immediately after flowering if the spread of the plant needs to be limited.
Looks good with:Alchemilla mollis
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