The Teddington Gardener

Snowdrift – and other winter clematis

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Evergreen Clematis armandii ‘Snowdrift’

Pure white, almond scented, propeller shaped blossom, in the hundreds, smother this evergreen climber in early spring (March – April). Thick, waxy leaves add year round interest and excellent screening – it can grow to 20′ quite comfortably.

There are clematis for every month of the year and such a variety of form, colour and shape – early ‘doers’ include evergreens like this, scramblers with ferny foliage, scented white flowers in avalanches of blossom, more delicate pixy hats, spots and speckles… the following are worth seeking out –

  • Clematis cartmanii Joe, Early Sensation, Fragrant Oberon, Avalanche, Lunar Lass
  • Clematis cirrhosa Freckles, Wisley Cream, Jingle Bells, Ourika Valley
  • Clematis clarkeana Winter Beauty
  • Clematis armandii, Appleblossom, Snowdrift
  • Clematis Nunns Gift

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http://www.howellsonclematis.co.uk/Pages/Clematis.html – For rose and clematis lovers, John Howells’ book on both is unbeatable. Lots on this website too.

http://www.taylorsclematis.co.uk/clematis-evergreen-clematis/

For the keen clematis lover, this book by Ruth and Jonathan Gooch, of Thorncroft Nurseries, is a MUST.

http://www.thorncroftclematis.co.uk/en/component/virtuemart/?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage-ask.tpl&product_id=443&category_id=27

https://www.sarahraven.com/how-to/growing-flowers/6/best-clematis-every-month-yeear

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