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Re: Re: What clemetis is this please

Message from SUE GOLDSTONE

In forum: Identify a plant

I also think it looks like Clematis armandii. Mine grew so high, so fast, I had to take it out, but it's a beautiful, evergreen, scented variety

  • Posted: Mon. 1st April 2019 14:16

Re: Can anyone tell me what this plant is?

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi Jacqueline - some suggestions from someone on social media

Clematis armandii and Clematis urophylla 'Winter Beauty'

Hope that helps?

  • Posted: Sat. 23rd February 2019 11:49

Re: how to prune this plant

Message from Carol

In forum: Identify a plant

It couldbe Clematis armandii - is that how it is looking now in the UK - all green and luscious?

  • Posted: Mon. 9th April 2018 10:14

Re: I have just rediscovered my Erisimum Parish's - bought last year from Beth Chatto's garden - it was hidden beneath a vigorous Clematis armandii- and, as I have no soil as such - just a patio garden. It has to live in a pot. It is now very leggy and I

Message from Carol

In forum: Erysimum 'Parish's'

Is it worth trying to strike the bits you take off the leggy stems as hardwood cuttings? You might miss flowers this year, or get some late. If it's out of shape, it's worth a try surely?

  • Posted: Wed. 8th June 2016 16:59

I have just rediscovered my Erisimum Parish's - bought last year from Beth Chatto's garden - it was hidden beneath a vigorous Clematis armandii- and, as I have no soil as such - just a patio garden. It has to live in a pot. It is now very leggy and I need

Comment from Kate Flowers

In forum: Erysimum 'Parish's'

I have just rediscovered my Erisimum Parish's - bought last year from Beth Chatto's garden - it was hidden beneath a vigorous Clematis armandii- and, as I have no soil as such - just a patio garden. It has to live in a pot. It is now very leggy and I need to know what to do get it back to the beautiful healthy plant it used to be.

  • Posted: Wed. 8th June 2016 09:24

Re: Confused by plant pruning labels- have garden centres already pruned before i bought the plants?

Message from Carol

In forum: New to gardening

I'm not sure what they are getting at on your label but the Shoot advice for Clematis armandii doesn't say to cut back to 30cm at any point. I would say that May doesn't feel like 'early spring' so it would not be necessary to cut it now. But see how it goes. As it's an evergreen, the pruning advice is about how to keep it tidy - so if it grows tidy this year, you are probably ok.

  • Posted: Wed. 1st June 2016 11:23

Re: help any ideas for a problem area

Message from Mike (Michael) Thurlow

In forum: New to gardening

This is a common problem when trying to garden under trees.In nature anything with a hard, glossy leaf would survive. Common ivy planting is always the first consideration if it is allowed to run and only mowed around the edges to contain it. It provides habitat for all sorts of wildlife. Another option is pachysandra terminalis low growing and dense.If you have the height aucuba japonica (Spotted laurel), mahonias, sarcoccoca (Christmas box) and holly are all options worth considering. Camellias and rhododendrons may be OK if your soil is on acidic, low pH below 6.5 down to 5.0. How about rambling roses allowed to run all over the ground, clematis montana or clematis armandii (which is evergreen)

  • Posted: Thu. 6th June 2013 23:01

Re: climbing plants for south/west walls

Message from catherine quinney

In forum: Garden design

You don't say where you are, so I'll suggest something that will survive the coldest of UK locations. You could try a clematis, e.g. a clematis Montana for May flowering paired with a second, summer flowering variety, or a honeysuckle, e.g. Graham Thomas which has a wonderful scent. These are deciduous, for something evergreen try the honeysuckle Lonicera henryii. If you're in the warm south ( not central Scotland like us), you could go for the scented and evergreen Clematis armandii

  • Posted: Sun. 13th January 2013 19:56

Re: Hide a Rainwater butt

Message from Liz Macaulay

In forum: General

Most varieties of Clematis Armandii are evergreen and have lovely large scented flowers early in the year, also cirrosa. Clematis cirrosa are smaller flowered but very hardy and easier to grow, and although Clematis Montanas are not truly evergreen they are very fast growing and bees etc. love the flowers. Honeysuckle Henryi is supposed to be evergreen but I haven't tried it. You could also consider Ivies, there are many beautiful variegated forms, and one of my waterbutts is hidden most of the time by a large fern which has seeded itself at the base.

  • Posted: Sat. 21st April 2012 11:10

Re: Help identifying these plants

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Identify a plant

The vine is Clematis armandii, don't know what the other plant is, is it a shrub or ground cover what type of flowers?

  • Posted: Thu. 12th April 2012 16:54

Re: clematis 'pixie'

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Clematis 'Pixie'

I live in Oregon, I wonder if this is a new cultivar of Clematis armandii, which blooms about show time, or check C. cirrhosa. You can plant anytime after danger of frost is done, because a lot of times these plants are forced to bloom early and might die if planted out. When you plant a clematis, plant them 4" deeper, so at least two leaf buds are covered by soil, this lets them survive the dreaded clematis wilt.

  • Posted: Mon. 12th March 2012 01:21

Re: Re: Re: Need help with shade planting under trees, please.

Message from Linsey Evans

In forum: Garden design

Vitis coignetiae is wonderful - loves the shade, huge leaves (non fruiting), fab autumn colour - deciduous, but worth it. I've also grown Vitis vinifera atropurpurea in shade too. Clematis armandii will either grow fabulously or die - it's a bit like that, it should do really well in dry shade and sometimes does, but sometimes just doesn't (for no discernable reason). Someone else has said hydrangea petiolaris which is perfect. Loads of Clematis will grow in the shade - check on Shoot check labels to see which ones won't mind. Trachelospermum jasminoides will grow in shade and is a great (eventually vigorous) evergreen climber with white scented flowers in summer. I have also grown Actinidia kolomikta (fab leaves which look like they've been dipped in sugar pink paint) in shade - it's worth a go as its such a good plant. Wisteria will grow in shade. Itea illicifolia is a wall shrub with long catkins (like garrya) which will grow in shade but is a bit of a slow starter.

How about some flowering quince (Chaenomeles) 'Geisha Girl' is pretty if you don't want red or orange. Or a nicely trimmed cotoneaster is predictable, but pretty. You can also train Garrya elliptica as a wall shrub and it looks fantastic - great tassels for winter interest, grey leaves - it's a bit slow to establish.

If I think of any others I'll post again.


  • Posted: Mon. 23rd January 2012 08:02

Re: Autumn scent climber to disguise smell of chickens and rabbits!

Message from Louise Yates M.A.

In forum: Gardening for wildlife

This is a big ask Chris! Most fragrant climbers have done their thing, or will be a few more weeks away ( like Clematis armandii which flowers from Jan-March) or winter flowering Jasmine- Jasminum nudiflorum. The Clematis is a twiner so will take over any chicken wire it reaches but the Jasmine is a rambler, growing out between other plants or over fences etc.
If you have the room , plant shrubs instead anywhere nearby like Mahonia Midwinter Sun or Viburnum 'Deben' or 'Dawn'. As many as poss to compete with the ripe aroma of your animals! Hopethat helps!

  • Posted: Tue. 22nd November 2011 21:01

Top 10 searched for plants in Shoot

Comment from Nicola

In forum: Plants most searched for in Shoot

This week the most poular plants (top 10 list) searched for in Shoot includes:

Triteleia Queen Fabiola
Viburnum tinus
Alchemilla mollis
Carpinus betulus
Choisya ternata
Quercus robur
Salvia nemorosa
Stipa tenuissima
Clematis armandii
Lavandula angustifolia

  • Posted: Thu. 7th July 2011 10:43

Re: the president

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Clematis 'The President'

Hi, Sandra,
I would go with 'The President' if the tree is relatively small, say 2-5m tall. 'The President' will cover this size quite well. If it is larger, or very wide, consider Clematis montana or one of its cultivars. Or, for an evergreen Clematis option, try Clematis armandii .
Kathy C

  • Posted: Mon. 18th April 2011 18:52

Re: Care

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Clematis armandii 'Enham Star'

Hi, Julie,
It isn't unusual at all for some evergreen leaves to brown and drop off, especially after the stress of planting. Any chance you could post a photo? Now that it is in its new home, regularly feed and water it (since it is in a container). Also, since Clematis armandii 'Enham Star' will grow quite large, you will most likely need to lift it from its pot and root prune it in about 3-4 years.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Tue. 22nd March 2011 17:46


Question from Julie Newton

In forum: Clematis armandii 'Enham Star'

Have just planted this (Clematis armandii 'Enham Star') up in a large pot to grow up some trellis. Few leaves slightly browning.....any advice welcome!

  • Posted: Tue. 22nd March 2011 12:41

Re: Fast growing hardy evergreen climber

Message from Linda Regel

In forum: General

Hi Em,
I would suggest Clematis armandii - pretty quick evergreen clematis with white flowers in the spring and will grow the height of a house. There is a photo on my blog at www.greengardendesign.co.uk/blog under the posting 'All white on the night'.

  • Posted: Mon. 7th March 2011 08:30

Re: Re: Need some advice please on a climber from a pot

Message from Nicola

In forum: Container gardening

Hi Sheila, Welcome to the site! The plants Katy described can be found on Shoot here:

Clematis armandii and Trachelospermum jasminoides

If you add them to your plants I have list in Shoot we'll also remind you how and when to care for them!

Hope you find the right climber for your arch. :-) All the best, Nicola

p.s. who is that gorgeous girl with you in your picture?

  • Posted: Fri. 13th August 2010 21:04

Re: Need some advice please on a climber from a pot

Message from Katy Elton

In forum: Container gardening

Hi Sheila,

Could you give us a little more information about the site? Will the plant be getting full sun or is it shaded? Also whereabouts are you geographically – do you get harsh winters or are you somewhere mild?

A good all rounder in the meantime is Clematis armandii – an evergreen clematis that has beautifully scented white flowers in late spring. Another favourite is Trachelospermum jasminoides, which also has very fragrant blooms. This is a little less robust than the clematis though so wouldn’t work in a location exposed to frost.

With more information about the site however we can make some suggestions more specific to your needs.

Look forward to hearing back from you.


  • Posted: Fri. 13th August 2010 16:55