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Clematis cirrhosa Ourika Valley


Great for winter colour the unique flowers appear between Nov. and Feb.

In late winter to early spring Ourika Valley bears nodding bell-shaped scented, pale-yellow flowers which have faint green specking inside. The glossy, dark-green, evergreen leaves turn bronze during winter. The silky seed heads last from summer and into winter giving year round interest. Lovely planted on a wall or fence near a path or doorway where you can enjoy scented flowers.


Happiest in a sheltered, sunny spot in a moist well-drained soil.


Add goodness to the soil by digging in planting compost. Use a good quality compost for container growing. Clematis like their roots kept cool so if they are not in the shade, cover the soil with slate or stone chippings. This clematis is in pruning group 1. Prune lightly after flowering aiming to simply remove dead flower heads.

This variety was selected from a seed collected in Ourika Valley in Morocco in 1986. Pruning group 1.

Plant details

In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Clematis, Climber
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer, Autumn
Flowering November - March
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 330 cm - 400 cm
Plant width 75 cm - 100 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 370 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H3

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
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 Flower border and beds, Banks and slopes

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Clematis cir. ourika valley (2.5 ltr pot) £12.99 Check Stock

Typically available

From March to September