Evergreen Clematis

Hi, Im looking for an evergreen clematis in the vitacella range, can anyone recommend one, it must be a vigourous grower as I want to plant it at the base of a quarry wall to grow up to add colour to the slate and greenery already there. Thank you.

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,255

    Clematis viticella is deciduous. C. armandii is evergreen and vigorous though a little inclined to brown off in bad winters. Doesn't die though. 

    http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=453

    They come in pink as well

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,790

    I don't know of an evergreen viticella.  Here is a list of some good evergreen clematis http://www.taylorsclematis.co.uk/clematis-evergreen-clematis/index2.html

    and here are some good viticellas http://www.taylorsclematis.co.uk/Clematis-viticella/

     

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,820

    I have an evergreen clematis cartmanii - in flower now. hve you looked at these:

    http://www.taylorsclematis.co.uk/

    a very useful site for reference as well

  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,820

    Snap Dove image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,255

    Is cirrhosa evergreen? my leaves brown off from cold in winter and heat or dryness in siummer so I've never been sure. I wonder why I keep it. The flowers aren't that great or reliable

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,790

    I've never grown a cirrhosa so no experience - I had been wondering about one on our back fence between the ash trees - it's a possibility. image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,255

    Mine's in very stiff soil, impoverished by the catalpa. Not surprised it doesn't do well

  • quercus_ruburquercus_rubur Posts: 333

    Cirrhosa Freckles is evergreen and can flower from Autumn through to Spring

  • quercus_ruburquercus_rubur Posts: 333

    Nutcutlet, I'm taking you at your word image. My armandii seems to have disappeared this year - it's 2nd year. I'll keep my fingers crossed it will rise from the ashes!

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,255

    Just a baby Quercus. if it doesn't rise from the ashes soon it's a gonna. Too long ago to remember now but mine may have had some easy winters getting established. . A winter ago we had -15C and it was in a poor state at the end of it. I cut it right back and it regrew, a shadow of it's former self. Suffered a bit this winter but nothing like as much. 

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