Evergreen Clematis 'Balearica'

Evergreen Clematis 'Balearica'

This climber has it all.

 
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This climber has it all, it is evergreen, produces perfumed flowers in winter and is quick to establish!

The abundant flowers (6cm) are cream to lemon with decorative maroon speckles. The soft, citrus perfume is delightful but not overbearing. Once the flowers have finished they are followed by whorled, silver seed heads. As the flowers are pendent is best enjoyed from below.

The fine, deep green foliage has a purple/bronze blush in the cool of winter. It is from the Balearic Isles, where it was discovered in 1783.

Clematis Balearica is in pruning group 1, which is easy to care for, they flower on old wood, so you just have to trim to tidy once the flowering finishes.

Hardy to frost and suitable for gardens or pots. Clematis Balearica is simple to grow, up trees, pergolas, fences or rambling through beds. They will flower best in a spot where they can enjoy winter sunshine.

Clematis grow well where Roses grow well, and they are also excellent in combination. You can use similar colours for a lovely blend, or create some drama with bright shades. Clematis will also intermingle well with many other plants.
Clematis are a fabulous addition to the garden as they are fast growing and produce lots of flowers.

The old saying is to plant your Clematis so their ‘head’ is in the sun and their ‘feet’ are in the shade. In other words, they like their root zone to be cool and protected while their tendrils enjoy the sunshine. In exposed positions this can be achieved with mulch and or by using other plants to shield the roots from the sun. The plant should be allowed to grow up into a sunny position.

Clematis can be trained to grow on a trellis, fence, through trees and shrubs, along pergolas or any where you like! They will need something a centimetre or less to twine in order to climb. They are so versatile, you can even use them as a ground cover.

To perform at their best, Clematis should be fertilised well. Use a Rose Fertiliser every three months or when they are actively growing.

Grow Clematis in humus rich, moist, well drained soil. They need good drainage or the roots will rot. Plant Clematis so they will receive around six hours sun a day and shield from the hot afternoon rays. You can even choose to grow your Clematis in pots.


Supplied as: Pots
Size: 10 cm

Code

CLCBL

Botantical name

Clematis cirrhosa

Height

200-300cm

Width

30-100cm

Flowers

Winter to Spring

Climate

Cool to Mediterranean

Availability

Australia wide

Frost hardiness

Fully Hardy

Aspect

Full Sun to Semi Shade

Supplied as

Pots

Size

10 cm

Water needs

2