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Clematis montana (unknown variety) in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Clematis montana (unknown variety)

 

Clematis montana (unknown variety)

The early or spring flowering varieties are classified as group 1 as far as pruning is concerned. The technique is to wait until they've just finished flowering in late spring, then prune if necessary. Like other spring flowering shrubs, they produce flowers on stems that grew up last year. Pruning of early clematis is optional but worth doing every two or three years to invigorate the plants and encourage new growth low down.

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plant Features
  • Clematis montana (unknown variety) likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Clematis montana (unknown variety) likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Clematis montana (unknown variety) is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Clematis montana (unknown variety) likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Clematis montana (unknown variety)

Latin name

Clematis montana (unknown variety)

type

Climber

family

Ranunculaceae

ph

7.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Clematis montana (unknown variety) likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Clematis montana (unknown variety) is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Clematis montana (unknown variety) likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Clematis montana (unknown variety) likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Clematis montana (unknown variety) is 3.00meters x 3.00meters 3.00 M 3.00 M

Clematis montana (unknown variety)

The early or spring flowering varieties are classified as group 1 as far as pruning is concerned. The technique is to wait until they've just finished flowering in late spring, then prune if necessary. Like other spring flowering shrubs, they produce flowers on stems that grew up last year. Pruning of early clematis is optional but worth doing every two or three years to invigorate the plants and encourage new growth low down.


Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Late Summer

Soak pot grown new plants well before planting. Dig an over-sized planting hole and mix some good quality organic material with the soil from the hole adding a handful of bone-meal or fish, blood and bone fertiliser. Put some well rotted manure at the base of the hole and cover with soil. Remove the plant from its pot and place in the hole so that the surface of the root-ball is at least 3 inches below the soil level. Fill the space around the root-ball with the soil and organic material mix. Sprinkle some more organic fertiliser around the plant, keeping it away from the stem and water in thoroughly.

 

Flowering Season

From Mid Winter TO Late Spring

Group 1 varieties flower early, from mid winter into late spring. Winter flowering C. cirrhosa and its varieties are also in Group 1.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Late Summer TO Mid Autumn

Semi hard wood cuttings are taken from the current years growth from late summer to mid autumn the bottom of the cuttings is hard and soft on the top. With a sharp knife take a cutting of about 14cms, remove lowest leaves, dip end into rooting hormone, and place round the edge of a pot filled with a suitable compost, water well, they must remain moist till rooted, place under glass but in semi shade.

 
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