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Clematis alpina (Austrian clematis)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
3m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Clematis alpina

Other names

Austrian clematis

Genus

Clematis Clematis

Species

C. alpina - C. alpina is a deciduous climber with pinnate leaves divided into nine narrowly lance-shaped, bright green leaflets and single, open bell-shaped, violet-blue flowers from mid-spring to early summer, occasionally blooming again from mid- to late summer. Flowers are followed by fluffy seed heads.


Clematis alpina is: Deciduous

Habit

Climbing

Flower

Violet, Blue in Spring; Violet, Blue in Summer

Foliage

Bright-green in Spring; Bright-green in Summer; Bright-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Earwigs Aphids , Caterpillars , Earwigs

Slime flux , Clematis wilt Slime flux , Clematis wilt

General care


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Where to grow

Clematis alpina (Austrian clematis) will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 1.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained soil in sun with the base of the plant shaded. Plant the crown 5-8cm deep to encourage shoots to form below ground level. Suitable for growing in containers at least 45cm deep.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Clematis alpina

Other names

Austrian clematis

Genus

Clematis Clematis

Species

C. alpina - C. alpina is a deciduous climber with pinnate leaves divided into nine narrowly lance-shaped, bright green leaflets and single, open bell-shaped, violet-blue flowers from mid-spring to early summer, occasionally blooming again from mid- to late summer. Flowers are followed by fluffy seed heads.

Native to

Europe

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Climbing


Colour

Flower

Violet, Blue in Spring; Violet, Blue in Summer

Foliage

Bright-green in Spring; Bright-green in Summer; Bright-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Earwigs

Specific diseases

Slime flux , Clematis wilt


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Clematis alpina (Austrian clematis) will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 1.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained soil in sun with the base of the plant shaded. Plant the crown 5-8cm deep to encourage shoots to form below ground level. Suitable for growing in containers at least 45cm deep.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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