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Armandii Clematis

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Beautifully fragrant, white blooms that resemble little stars are matched with stunning, glossy green leaves to give this evergreen vine a truly romantic look. Armandii quickly scales walls and fences for quick coverage, and hummingbirds are guaranteed to be frequent visitors wherever you plant this Clematis. Easy to grow for beginners!

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Armandii Clematis

Fragrant Evergreen Clematis

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It may be hard to decide if Armandii Clematis flowers are more beautiful to look at, or breathe in. 
The substantial, bell-shaped white flowers (2-3 inches) bloom in early March and last well into June. 

The plant's dark, evergreen foliage features large pointed leaves that can grow to 6 inches. The contrast of the leaves brings out the flowers awesome beauty as they hang from creeping vines that can reach 20 feet in length. This makes it an excellent coverage vine as popularized throughout San Francisco's Bay area. 

Some flower varieties are tubular or tulip-shaped and can exhibit hues of pink and even bluish-pink. Some pruning may be necessary from time to time as the plant is an aggressive grower. But so breathtaking is its beauty you'll probably enjoy the occassional maintenance. 

Plant along trellis or fencing for a great visual effect. Come mid-spring, the fragrance is at its fabulous peak and is said to have the scent of honey and almonds. 

Perhaps if you're lucky enough, hummingbirds will choose your Armandii for their nesting site as they often do. The show of birds, flowers and sweet aromas is sure to delight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Growing Zones: 6-10

Mature Height: 15-20 ft.
Mature Width: 6-10 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Clematis armandii
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 6-10
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 6-10
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It's Easy to Plant your Armandii Clematis


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Armandii Clematis.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Armandii Clematis gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Armandii Clematis again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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Can I Plant Now?

Yes... Your Armandii Clematis can be planted any time of year... even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. 

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Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.