Sweet Autumn Clematis
Silvery seedheads follow the profuse blooms!
Few Clematis bloom in fall and even fewer are fragrant! Add to this Sweet Autumn Clematis' bushy-cascading, 20-foot, vining habit, and you have a distinctive, bounteous treasure for the garden!
Beginning in later summer and lasting into mid-fall, thousands of small, ½- to 1-inch white blooms appear on this climber, richly scenting the air and standing out magnificently against dark green foliage. The star-shaped blooms are followed by silver-sheened seedheads that make lovely winter arrangements. Give this eager-to-grow Asiatic species a sturdy support, such as a strong fence, wall, or even a low building, and watch it spread!
Semi-evergreen in warmer climates, Sweet Autumn Clematis is ideal to thread through fences, train up a pergola or weave through small trees. It establishes quickly and is extremely vigorous. You will find it reliable and increasingly productive, season after season. Zones 5-9. Pruning Group III.
|Zone||5 - 9|
|BloomStartToEnd||Late Summer - Mid Fall|
|PlantHeight||20 ft - 30 ft|
|BloomSize||.5 in - 1 in|
|AdditionalCharacteristics||Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Pruning Recommended, Rose Companions|
|Resistance||Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Heat Tolerant|
|SoilTolerance||Clay, Normal, loamy|
|Uses||Border, Fall Color, Ornamental|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|
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