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Clematis montana 'Elizabeth' is a vigorous very large deciduous climber with bronze young trifoliate leaves, mid green with age. Slightly scented pale pink flowers with a satin sheen to 6cm in width have pale yellow stamens. Flowers late spring to early summer with occasional later flowers.

 

Hardiness

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)

 

Sunlight

Full sun, Partial shade

Aspect

North-facing, East-facing, South-facing, West-facing

Exposure

Sheltered or Exposed

 

Moisture

Moist but well-drained

 

Soil

Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam

 

pH

Alkaline or Neutral

 

Size

Ultimate height

8-12 metres

Ultimate spread

2.5-4 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years

 

How to grow

Cultivation

Plant in a moisture-retentive, well-drained soil, with the roots and base of the plant kept cool and shaded by other plants or a layer of pebbles at the base. Plant with the crown 5-8cm (2-3in) deep to encourage shoots to grow from below ground level. Best in a sheltered sunny situation

 

Propagation

Propagate by layering or semi-hardwood cuttings

 

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Wall-side Borders

 

How to care

Pruning

Clematis pruning: group one

 

Pests

Young shoots may be troubled by aphids and caterpillars; petals can be eaten by earwigs

 

Diseases

May suffer from clematis slime flux

 

 

Info. courtesy of the RHS

Clematis montana 'Elizabeth'

£9.60Price
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    0131 445 4698

    Damhead Nursery
    Damhead Farm
    Lothianburn
    Midlothian
    EH10 7DZ

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