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Clematis anshunensis Winter Beauty

Provides good winter interest

A beautiful winter flowering clematis with large green leaves that resembles that of a large flowered variety, unusual for an evergreen. The delicate lantern-like blooms are creamy-white with four waxy petals, outwardly curved towards the tips. They are carried in small clusters and beautifully displayed against the dark green leaves.


A sheltered wall or fence or an archway close to the house where its winter blooms can be best enjoyed.


Any well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Wires, trellis or other support required. Prune lightly after flowering aiming to simply remove dead flower heads.

RHS pruning group 1

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Climber
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Spring, Winter
Flowering December - February
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 400 cm - 500 cm
Plant width 80 cm - 100 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 500 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H3

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun
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