Evergreen Clematis Armandii Appleblossom
Clematis armandii Apple Blossom has superb evergreen foliage that looks good all year round, accompanied by large sprays of whitish pink, vanilla-scented flowers, deeper pink in bud, in early and mid-spring.
Although the species has a reputation for being tender, it is hardier than is generally thought and as long as it is given a sheltered spot - ideally against a sunny wall - it performs very reliably in most parts of the country.
Choose a spot where it has room to spread: it makes a large plant and no routine pruning should be necessary.
Prune back to healthy buds immediately after flowering if the spread of the plant needs to be limited.
The plant is grown in a 3 litre deep pot and is approx 75cm tall