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Clematis marmoraria

marbled clematis

A prostrate evergreen dioecious shrub with glossy, deeply divided leaves of rigid texture. Flowers 2cm in width, with 5-8 oblong creamy-white sepals, sometimes with a green tinge, opening in early spring

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Size
Ultimate height
Up to 10cm
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Cream Green
Summer Green Grey Silver
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing

Exposure
Exposed
Hardiness
H3
Botanical details
Family
Ranunculaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Matforming
Genus

Clematis can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs or herbaceous perennials, mostly climbing by twining leaf-stalks, and often with showy flowers. Some have attractive fluffy seedheads in autumn

Name status

Correct

Plant range
New Zealand

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How to grow

Cultivation

Requires sharp drainage in a sheltered position. Ideal for growng in a container in a cool greenhouse, conservatory, alpine house or rock garden in full sun

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown as soon as it is ripe in pots in a cold frame

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Rock garden
  • Gravel garden
  • Patio and container plants
Pruning

Remove dead or damaged stems after flowering

Pests

May be attacked by greenhouse whitefly when grown under glass

Diseases

May suffer from clematis slime flux

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