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Clematis Montana Elizabeth (Climber)



Clematis Montana Elizabeth is a very fast growing, dense, deciduous climber often known as the “mile a minute clematis”. It produces a huge mass of pretty pink flowers in late April/May with attractive and dense foliage until late autumn.


Key Features

Plant Type: Climber

Plant Height & Spread: 300cm x 180cm 

Foliage Colour: Dark Green/Green

Foliage Type: Climber

Seasons of Interest: Summer - Autumn

Soil Condition: Well-drained, Fertile

Planting Position: Full Sun/Partial Shade


Plant Care & Advice

Water regularly during periods of dry weather in the first few seasons after planting. Clematis climb by twisting their leaf stalks around supports, so it is necessary to provide some form of support when growing against walls and solid fences such as trellis or mesh, for the clematis to twine around. Ensure the support protrudes from the wall by at least 2.5cm (1in), to enable the climber to scramble over it. To avoid the development of a straggly single stem and to encourage branching lower down, cut back all newly planted clematis to 15-30cm (6in-1ft) from ground level in February or March, cutting just above a bud. The key to growing clematis is to keep the roots cool by shading them with low perennials, ground cover or mulch.


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