Durand’s Clematis

Clematis x durandii | Also known as: Durandi clematis | Rating: 3 votes | Print / Pdf

Such a vigorous climber does need annual pruning, before it takes over your whole world!

A non-twining deciduous subshrub, the Clematis x durandii hybrid is a climber with a striking appearance. Boasting simple foliage that comprises broad, oval mid-green leaves, its flowers cannot fail to catch the eye, if not only for its luxurious purple or deep blue colour. Depending on the cultivar, Durand's Clematis, as it is commonly known, can have between four and six large sepals, with its eye a round, golden tuft of stamens. It thrives in moist but well-drained alkaline soil, and is more comfortable in shaded areas given the need to keep its roots cool. Pruning in late winter helps to keep growth in check

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • yes
Dangers: comments
  • Avoid eating this plant, or you may have mild stomach upset. Its sap may irritate your skin.
Height [m]
  • 2 - 3
Spread [m]
  • 1
Dominant flower colour
  • Blue
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • softwood cuttings
  • basal cuttings
  • division
Growth habit
  • Climbing
Environment
Acidity
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z5-11
Heat zone
  • H9-5
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -29 - 4
Heat days
  • 30 - 150
Moisture
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Climbers
Grown for
  • None
Creative category
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • Show-offs
  • Roses & classics
  • Tough survivors
  • Author's choice
Garden spaces
  • Walls, trellises and pergolas
  • Camouflage
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years
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There are around 300 species of Clematis. They're very popular in gardens with stunning large flowers. Most species are climbing and look beautiful trained up a trellis. Most species are native to China or Japan. They will grow best with cool moist roots and plenty of sun. They'll grow in most types of fertile soil. They are fairly easy to grow but are susceptible to various diseases and also to pests so they can be a little high maintenance. There are loads of different colour varieties, from white to lilac, pink and rich burgundy. The flowers are usually large and star shaped.

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