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Clematis 'Alba Luxurians'

Viticella Group clematis

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous climber

Flower colour

White

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Experienced

photo by John Glover, copyright GAP Photos (12695)

Plant details

One of Nigel Colborn's favourite clematis, C. 'Alba Luxurians' is covered in flowers from mid-summer to late autumn. Its white blooms are tinged with mauve and have a greenish tips. It is a member of the viticella group of clematis and as such it shows good resistance to clematis wilt. As with all the late-flowering clematis, pruning is easy. Simply cut back the stems to a pair of strong buds 15-20cm (6-8in) above ground level before growth begins in early spring. This pruning technique makes late-flowering clematis useful for training into shrubs, trees and climbing roses as the clematis growth is removed each spring and so never becomes too much of a burden on its supporting plant.

Family: Ranunculaceae

Genus: Clematis

Cultivar: Alba Luxurians

Plant type: Deciduous climber

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Blue-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 400cm

Spread: 150cm

Time to prune: February to March


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jmo1

Thank you - brilliant service! Really quick and just what I needed to start planning our garden planting.


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