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Clematis Alba Luxurians

Subtle late flowering variety

A delightful late flowering clematis which carries on producing flowers through to easrly autumn; ideal for extend the season. Vigorous twining stems grow quickly to considerable length. Dainty white flowers, tinged with green and mauve appear in profusion and garland the stems. Perfect to grow through a large shrub, especially effective for adding interest to evergreens. Perfect for growing through a climbing rose.


Ideal for an archway, to drape over a wall or through a large shrub or small tree in full sun or semi-shade.


Any well-drained soil, prefers to have its roots shaded. Plant 20cm (8ins) deeper than compost level in pot and 45cm (18ins) away from a shrub, wall or fence. In the first year after planting prune back hard to approximately one foot above ground level leaving two or three healthy buds. On established plants prune back annually to approximately three feet in the winter or early spring before the plant starts to grow.

Clematis viticella is very hardy and can survive the most challenging winter weather. RHS pruning group 3

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Clematis, Climber
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - October
Evergreen No
Plant height 250 cm - 400 cm
Plant width 100 cm - 150 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 400 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H6

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Moist
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot at least 15cm away from the wall, fence or support. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant – along with its supporting cane in the hole, leaning onto the support. The top of the rootball needs to be 8cm below the level of the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Arrange and tie the stems onto the support. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Mulch with bark chippings or stones to keep the roots cool.

Planting site Ideal for walls & trellis & arches & pergolas

Typically available

From March to September