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Clematis armandii ‘Snowdrift’
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Clematis

Simple and beautiful, Clematis includes over 300 named cultivars and even more wild species than the rose. Our selections offer opulent blossoms, attractive, carefree foliage, and ornamental seed heads, in exchange for a minimum of attention. Use them to cover just about every stump and dead tree, as well as on trellises, arbors, pergolas, walls and tall shrubs. They prefer to be planted slightly deep in cool, well drained soil, with mulch or a ground cover to shade their feet; provide a support and let them climb.

Medium Band.

Clematis armandii ‘Snowdrift’ full sun  partial shade  new plant

A 1900 introduction by famed plant hunter E. H. Wilson, this energetic award-winner is supposedly one of the most desired evergreen Clematis in cultivation. Large half-hardy deep green leaves—thick, waxy, pointed and copper-infused when young—sculpt a tasteful verdurous screen. Beguiling bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and plant enthusiasts alike, dense axillary clusters of urbane, pure white single flowers, each with 4 to 6 starry tepals, waft a delectable vanilla fragrance. Bright, fast draining niches, protection from cold winter winds, a trim immediately after blooming plus well-rotted compost applied as an early spring mulch ensure a mighty fine specimen.

Blooms March–April

Size: 15' 0"–25' 0" high & spreading; hardy to zone 7.

Clematis armandii ‘Snowdrift’ (T-0303)
Each $17.75
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