Clematis spooneri

Clematis spooneri

Clematis

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Clematis spooneri
  • Common name: Clematis
  • Family: Ranunculaceae
  • Plant Type: Climber, Perennial
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Clematis spooneri is a an extremely vigorous clematis, which is smothered in small, white scented flowers in late spring and early summer. It will quickly cover a large fence or wall, but may need sturdy supports as mature plants can be heavy. Flowers are white with broad, blunt tips and wavy edges.

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Often known as a ‘white montana’, Clematis spooneri goes by many names, including Clematis montana var. sericeaClematis chrysocoma and Clematis chrysocoma var. sericea.

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As Clematis spooneri falls into Pruning Group One, pruning is not necessary. However you may wish to keep the growth in check by giving it a trim in spring.

How to grow Clematis spooneri

  • Plant size

    4m height

    4m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Back

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Clematis spooneri and wildlife

Clematis spooneri has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Clematis spooneri poisonous?

Clematis spooneri can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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