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Clematis 'Apple Blossom'

Clematis armandii 'Apple Blossom'


One of the most popular evergreen clematis, award-winning Clematis 'Apple Blossom' is a very large climber with masses of delightful, almond-scented flowers, 2 in. across (5 cm), and a splendid foliage. Opening from nearly red buds, the single flowers gradually fade from pale pink to white as they mature. If the weather remains cool, flowering persist for 2 to 4 weeks. Equally attractive, the foliage of leathery, waxy, evergreen leaves emerges bronze-tinged before turning mid-green. Rattling in the wind, the heavy leaves overlap nicely and form a lovely screen year-round. Clematis 'Apple Blossom' blooms profusely from early to mid spring. Vigorous and quick-growing, this early-flowering clematis is perfect for covering a wall, trellis, fence or pergola. Plant it where you will be able to enjoy its perfume: near a doorway, along a path, near your patio or deck. A terrific plant providing months of enjoyment.

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society for its noteworthy qualities.
  • Thrives in moist, well-drained soils, in full sun. Ideally, Clematis prefer having their 'heads in the sun and their feet in the shade'. Keep the roots cool and shaded by other plants or add a layer of pebbles or flat stones at the base.
  • Quickly grows up to 20-40 ft. long and wide (6-12 m).
  • Please be aware that this plant is toxic to dogs if eaten.
  • This Clematis belongs to the first group of Clematis - a group including Early-flowering clematis which flower on shoots produced in the previous summer: No regular pruning required. Just clean them up after flowering.
  • As climbers, Clematis are unsurpassed in their long flowering presence, their rich diversity of flower shapes, their wide array of colors and tolerances in terms of exposure and climate. It is no wonder they are so popular! From tree huggers to container varieties, there is a Clematis for every garden and flowers for almost every month of the year! Members of the Ranunculaceae family, they include more than 300 species and hundreds of hybrids. They create year after year a ravishing colorful show in the garden whether solely trained on walls, arbors or trellises, or grown in association with other climbers. They are divided into 3 groups which determine how they should be pruned. Regular pruning of Clematis is important as it promotes strong growth and flowering as well as a harmonious plant. If left unpruned, Clematis can turn into a mass of tangled stems with a bare base and flowers well above eye level.

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 11
Heat Zones 7 – 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Climbers
Plant Family Clematis
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid)
Height 20' – 40' (6m – 12m)
Spread 10' (3m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Wall-Side Borders, Walls and Fences
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 11
Heat Zones 7 – 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Climbers
Plant Family Clematis
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid)
Height 20' – 40' (6m – 12m)
Spread 10' (3m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Wall-Side Borders, Walls and Fences
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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