Clematis armandii 'Snowdrift'


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Plant type

Evergreen climber

Flower colour






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photo by Clive Nichols, copyright GAP Photos (62043)

Plant details

Snowdrift' brings welcome colour to walls and fences in early spring when it produces masses of pure white, scented flowers. It looks wonderful at other times of year as well, thanks to its leathery evergreen foliage. As this vigorous climber is on the tender side, it is best grown against a sheltered wall away from cold winds. It requires little pruning other than the removal of any dead or damaged growth after flowering.

Family: Ranunculaceae

Genus: Clematis

Species: armandii

Cultivar: Snowdrift

Plant type: Evergreen climber

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Bronze

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 600cm

Spread: 180cm

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I have a clematis armandii growing in a pot, but it hasn't flowered at all,so I'm wondering whether it can be grown in containers.It gets sunlight in the mornings but is in shade all afternoon. Maybe it's not sheltered enough from winds. I would like to know if it has any chance of flowering in the present conditions. Was hoping to have it growing over an arch, but since the soil is compact clay, I thought the container was the answer. Any suggestions would be welcome.

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