Clematis cirrhosa var. balearica

Clematis cirrhosa var. balearica

Clematis

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Clematis cirrhosa var. balearica
  • Common name: Clematis
  • Plant type: Climber
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 2.5m

Spread: 1.75m

  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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Flowering in winter, Clematis cirrhosa var. balearica bears fragrant, cream flowers freckled with reddish-brown spots, which hang among ferny leaves. Flowers are followed by whiskery seedheads. It's an excellent source of nectar for winter-active bumblebees, and makes a good cut flower. 

Clematis cirrhosa var. balearica  in moist but well-drained soil in a sunny, sheltered spot, ideally up a pergola, doorway or arch, where you can fully appreciate its blooms. Frost hardy, it may not survive severe winters.

Like all early-flowering clematis, Clematis cirrhosa var. balearica requires little pruning other than the removal of any dead or damaged growth after flowering. 

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Purgative if ingested

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