Austrian Clematis 'Burford White'

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The Austrian Clematis is a delightful plant that sports drooping purple blooms during the springtime. During the autumn it becomes covered in fluffy seed heads. It’s a climbing plant so looks fabulous grown up a trellis or wall, but does like a full sunlight or partially shaded position to best thrive. It can also be successfully grown in pots or containers. Clematis alpine is a hardy little number that can cope with the worst weather that Mother Nature sees fit to throw at it, making it especially suited to growing in the UK.

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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]
  • 2.5
Spread [m]
  • 1
Dominant flower colour
  • White
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Mid spring
  • Late spring
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • semi-ripe cuttings
  • softwood cuttings
  • seed
  • basal cuttings
  • division
  • layering
Growth habit
  • Climbing
Environment
Acidity
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z3-9
Heat zone
  • H9-6
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -40 - -1
Heat days
  • 45 - 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 type
  • Cottage garden
Garden spaces
  • Walls, trellises and pergolas
  • Shade
  • 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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