2 years to reach maturity
This plant has a strong fragrance
Clematis armandii is a large vigorous evergreen climber with dark green glossy leaves. Foliage is divided into a trifoliate arrangement comprised of 3 leaflets. Flowers measure around 5-6cm in width, they are scented, white with cream-coloured stamens. They are arranged in clusters and appear from early to mid-spring. Given good growing conditions, this plant is capable of reaching over 4m in height on its own. It has a climbing habit and may be effectively trained around structures such as a trellis or wall.
Young shoots can be troubled by slugs, aphids, caterpillars. It can occasionally suffer stem dieback and Clematis slime flux.
Layer late in winter or early in spring.
Take semi-hardwood cuttings in summer or hardwood cuttings in late summer or early autumn.
Provide support to cover unsightly buildings, walls or fences.
Suits being planted in wall side borders.