Full Sun, Partial Shade, Shade
Zones 4-11, grows 3 to 7 feet
Durand Freres, France, 1874.
All of our Clematis are grown right here at our nursery in north Georgia. Most plants are grown from
cuttings, not seed (except where noted), and none are grafted. This assures that you will get a healthy
plant that is true to name.
will be fully rooted in a true quart size pot with a label and 18" stake as pictured. When your plants
arrive, you'll find them packed carefully with natural materials and individually wrapped. The stake is
used to protect the plant in transit and may be removed when planting.
We grow many different varieties of Clematis and they will not all look the same when they arrive.
Some varieties have small leaves and many branches at this size. Others, like the large-flowered
hybrids, may only have a few sets of leaves due to their habit of growth. We prune our plants regularly
for their health here at the nursery and to promote branching in the garden so occasionally some plants
may be shorter than others when they arrive. This will not affect their ability to adapt to their new
home in your garden.
Brushwood takes the time to prepare and ship your plants very carefully. We have successfully shipped thousands of plants all over the continental United States every year for over a decade. For terms and methods of shipment, please see the Shipping information page on the left.
Since we ship such a wide variety of plants to such diverse climates, we ask our customers to choose
their delivery date. During checkout, you will select a date suitable to your needs and climate
conditions. As such, you will be responsible for choosing an appropriate time to plant in your area.
Help is offered at checkout for the selection of a good date for your zone but please consider your
individual garden when choosing. Every garden is different. For early spring orders it is important to
understand that our plants are not shipped fully dormant and most will be frost tender. Please use the
delivery guide at checkout.
Planting- Since Clematis can live up to 50 years, careful planting is essential. Water the
pot well before planting then dig a hole at least twice as big as the pot and twice as deep. Return some
of the soil to the hole and amend with organic matter if needed. Remove the plant from its pot being
careful not to pull on the vine or the stake.
Plant the Clematis so that the pot soil level about two inches lower than the ground. This keeps
the roots moister and provides buds below ground if the vine should suffer a disease or infestation and
you need to cut it back. Fill the rest of the hole and over the top of the pot's soil line, amending if
necessary. Water well and add soil if it settles below ground level. Water regularly throughout the
first growing season. For more detailed planting information see How To Grow Clematis.
Training- Herbaceous Clematis can be treated very much like perennials. They are lovely in
beds and borders, as well as in containers. Typically they do not need support but many can be trained
into small roses or tall perennials with an open habit.
For more detailed training and design ideas see How To Grow
Pruning-Clematis Durandii is an herbaceous perennial and does not require pruning. It will
naturally die back to the ground in most climates and will return from the roots each spring. It can be
trimmed early in the season to promote branching, denser habit and increased blooming. Remove dead or
damaged branches any time. In the late fall or winter cut a few inches above the ground only after the
tops show no signs of life.
With a good start and attention during establishment, your Clematis will be a beautiful and long lasting
addition to your garden!