How to grow Clematis vitalba

Clematis vitalba growing vine or shrub of the genus Clematis also known as Old man’s beard, Clematis vitalba perennial evergreen or cold deciduous used as ornamental hedge plant and the flowers are fragrant, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean or temperate and growing in hardiness zone 4-9.

Leaves color green in deltoid shape, some cultivars the leaves grow connect in groups of three leaves, the edge serrated.

Clematis vitalba flowers

Flower fragrant color white four petals with multi stamens.

Seeds grow connected to hair like feather and create structure like beard.

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Requirements for Clematis vitalba growing and care:

Well drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, for some cultivars recommend to get the same as the mother

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Aggressive, invasive

Recommended planting season?
Winter, spring, summer

Pests and diseases:
Caterpillar, aphids

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Deadhead and for design

Size of the plant?
2-4 m, 6-12 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Flat white flower, grow in clusters and have four petals with multi stamens

Scientific name:

Clematis vitalba

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