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Clematis viticella

Hardy Shrub

What is Hardy Shrub?

Vigorous and fast-growing climber

Ideal for covering walls

Attractive mauve flowers from summer to autumn

Fences or garden buildings

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Cover walls, pergolas or fences with this classic beauty, Clematis viticella. This vigorous variety will quickly twine its way up trellis or growing supports to create an attractive and prolific screen with elegant purple blooms from summer through to autumn. Fully hardy, resilient and easy to grow, you can enjoy a long season of interest from this undemanding climber, its mauve blooms providing a generous splash of colour while its lush green leaves form a dense screen. Growing to a substantial size, it’s ideal for covering a dull shed or wall. This perennial climber is easy to keep neat and tidy and can be right back to ground level at the end of the season to make way for fresh new stems the following year. Height: 4m (13’). Spread: 1.5m (5’). Pruning group: 3.

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Height Up to 400cm (157in)
Spread Up to 150cm (59in)

Hardy Shrub

patiowalls and fencescottage gardens

sun or semi shadeshade

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Flowering Months


1 x 2 litre Potted Clematis Plant (59452)

When planting clematis, choose a position in sun or semi-shade and plant the climber deeply in moist, fertile, well drained soil. Position the top of the rootball at a depth of 7.5cm (3") below soil level, to encourage new shoots to form from the base of the plant. Clematis dislike soils that are particularly wet or dry. Such soils can be improved by the addition of plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost. When growing clematis in patio containers use a soil based compost such as John Innes No.3. Train clematis plants onto a suitable support such as trellis, wires or a freestanding climbing frame.

Feed and water frequently throughout the growing season. This variety of clematis flowers in late summer on the current year’s growth. Pruning should be undertaken in spring before active growth begins. When pruning group 3 Clematis, cut back all of the previous year’s stems to a pair of healthy buds at around 20cm (8") above ground level. In spring, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of the plant in order to protect the roots and conserve soil moisture.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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