Clematis plants are among the most popular and attractive flowering vines grown in the home landscape. These plants include woody, deciduous vines as well as herbaceous and evergreen varieties.
They also vary greatly among species, with different flowering forms, colors, and blooming seasons, though most bloom sometime between early spring and fall. Growing clematis successfully depends on the type chosen; however, most plants share the same basic growing requirements. Keep reading to learn more about clematis care.
Botanical Name: Clematis Height: 6.5 – 8 feet Spacing: 24 – 36 inches Spread: 24 – 36 inches Zone: 4-9 Bloom: Summer-Fall Light: Full Sun Water: Moist, Well Drained Habit: Vine, Climbing Attracts: Butterfly and Hummingbirds Light Requirements: Full Sun, Partial Shade Foliage Type: Opposite, pinnate, leaflets ovate slightly pubescent beneath. Bloom Time: Early summer to fall Soil Requirements: Well-drained, and should be mulched. Growth Rate: Medium
Pruning: Small-flowered clematis does not need to be pruned regularly. Only when they grow too large for their space should they be cut back. Though their growth habit makes them difficult to prune.
It can be done in late winter or early spring. All shoots can be cut back to the previous year’s wood, Winter Care: Mulch to protect roots.