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Clematis tangutica 'Bill MacKenzie'

 

Clematis 'Bill MacKenzie'

This is a group 3 clematis. Its bright yellow pendulous, lantern-shaped flowers have dark reddish-brown stamens that leave silky seed-heads, loved by finches. Excellent for late flowers. Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

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plant Features
  • Clematis Bill MacKenzie likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Clematis Bill MacKenzie likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Clematis Bill MacKenzie is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Clematis Bill MacKenzie likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Clematis 'Bill MacKenzie'

Latin name

Clematis tangutica 'Bill MacKenzie'

type

Climber

family

Ranunculaceae

ph

7.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Clematis Bill MacKenzie likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Clematis Bill MacKenzie is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Clematis Bill MacKenzie likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Clematis Bill MacKenzie likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Clematis Bill MacKenzie is 3.00meters x 4.00meters 3.00 M 4.00 M

Clematis tangutica 'Bill MacKenzie'

This is a group 3 clematis. Its bright yellow pendulous, lantern-shaped flowers have dark reddish-brown stamens that leave silky seed-heads, loved by finches. Excellent for late flowers. Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit.


Flowering Season

From Mid Summer TO Early Winter

Group 3 clematis includes the varieties that start their flowering after mid-summer and continue well into Autumn or even into early winter, if it's mild. So-called herbaceous clematis are also included in this group.

 

Planting Outdoors Spring

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

Put container grown plants into a sheltered and sunny site. The roots should be kept cool either by planting them on the North side or covering the roots with stones or similar.

 

Propagation by layering

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Propagation can be done by layering, choose soft pliable stems that will reach the ground and allow the end of the shoot to be about a 1ft above the ground. On either side of a leaf joint, carefully slice the bark along it before securing it into the ground with wire hooks or similar each side of the slice. a hormone rooting powder can be used to help with the rooting. Tie the end of the shoot up carefully so that it grows vertically.

 

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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