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Care of the plant Clematis armandii or Armand Clematis.

Care of the climbing plant Clematis armandii or Armand Clematis

The genus Clematis, family Ranunculaceae, includes 200 species, and numerous varieties and hybrids, of climbing plants of cosmopolitan distribution. Some species are: Clematis armandii, Clematis vitalba, Clematis flammula, Clematis montana, Clematis tangutica, Clematis x jackmanii (hybrid), Clematis japonica, Clematis viticella.

Common names: Armand Clematis, Evergreen Clematis. This species is native to China.

They are evergreen climbing shrubs with little branched sarmentous stems that reach 6 meters in length. The long lanceolate leaves are glossy dark green. The scented and abundant flowers are white or pink. They bloom in spring.

They are used to cover pergolas, walls and gates. Young plants are used in hanging pots for patios, decks, and balconies.

Clematis armandii prefers a shady exposure at its base and full sun or semi-shade on the leaves and flowers. They resist frosts down to -10 ºC (14 ºF).

The soil can be a normal, well-drained garden soil with coarse sand and abundant organic matter. They do not resist transplantation well.

Water frequently (never flooding) so that the substrate always remains moist. They do not resist drought.

Fertilize with organic matter in autumn and with mineral fertilizer every 20 days in spring.

It is not strictly necessary but can be lightly pruned after flowering to branch and control growth.

They are quite resistant plants to the usual pests and diseases.

They are propagated from seed sown in early spring and by layering in late spring.

Images of the climbing plant Clematis armandii or Armand Clematis

Clematis armandii
Clematis armandii