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13/05/2013 at 21:18

Hi, Im looking for an evergreen clematis in the vitacella range, can anyone recommend one, it must be a vigourous grower as I want to plant it at the base of a quarry wall to grow up to add colour to the slate and greenery already there. Thank you.

13/05/2013 at 21:29

Clematis viticella is deciduous. C. armandii is evergreen and vigorous though a little inclined to brown off in bad winters. Doesn't die though.

They come in pink as well

13/05/2013 at 21:32

I don't know of an evergreen viticella.  Here is a list of some good evergreen clematis

and here are some good viticellas


13/05/2013 at 21:33

I have an evergreen clematis cartmanii - in flower now. hve you looked at these:

a very useful site for reference as well

13/05/2013 at 21:33

Snap Dove 

13/05/2013 at 21:39

Is cirrhosa evergreen? my leaves brown off from cold in winter and heat or dryness in siummer so I've never been sure. I wonder why I keep it. The flowers aren't that great or reliable

13/05/2013 at 22:06

I've never grown a cirrhosa so no experience - I had been wondering about one on our back fence between the ash trees - it's a possibility. 

13/05/2013 at 22:07

Mine's in very stiff soil, impoverished by the catalpa. Not surprised it doesn't do well

13/05/2013 at 22:16

Cirrhosa Freckles is evergreen and can flower from Autumn through to Spring

13/05/2013 at 22:18

Nutcutlet, I'm taking you at your word . My armandii seems to have disappeared this year - it's 2nd year. I'll keep my fingers crossed it will rise from the ashes!

13/05/2013 at 22:30

Just a baby Quercus. if it doesn't rise from the ashes soon it's a gonna. Too long ago to remember now but mine may have had some easy winters getting established. . A winter ago we had -15C and it was in a poor state at the end of it. I cut it right back and it regrew, a shadow of it's former self. Suffered a bit this winter but nothing like as much. 

14/05/2013 at 10:44

Thank you for all advice

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