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no flowers on clematis

mid glamorgan, United Kingdom Gb

Hi! I planted a clematis armandii last year and I avnt had any it to early yet...or is it planted in the wrong place, its planted in partial shade. The roots r in the shade for most of the day. Im debating whether 2 move it or not..any advice would be appreciated. thx



mine was planted 3 years ago in similar conditions to yours and it is just in bud now. hard to spot as they are green in the bud and hide under the foliage. i'd leave it another season as it hasnt had long to find 'it's feet'.

28 Mar, 2009


Possibly a little early for it to flower living where you do, this info is from the Gardeners World website:

Common Name: Clematis
Genus: Clematis
Species: armandii
Skill Level: experienced
Exposure: full sun, partial shade
Hardiness: hardy
Soil type: chalky/alkaline, clay/heavy, dry, well-drained/light
Height: 5m
Spread: 3m

One of Roy Lancaster's favourite evergreen climbers, Clematis armandii brightens up the garden in early spring with its fragrant white flowers which smell like hawthorn blossom. Its long, mid-green leaves look attractive all year round and make an effective screen. It was first introduced to England in 1900 by the great plant hunter Ernest Wilson who originally discovered it in China. As this vigorous climber is on the tender side, it is best grown against a sheltered wall away from cold winds. It requires little pruning other than the removal of any dead or damaged growth after flowering.

28 Mar, 2009


Thx... Il leave it where it is then. I dont want to move it as its climbing thro my arbour and the foliage is looking good.

28 Mar, 2009


Mine is also three years old and is flourishing up a tree - BUT it hasn't flowered yet - I shall have to wait until next year now, we will both have to be patient!

28 Mar, 2009

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