Brighten up your garden in the dreary winter months with this fabulous evergreen, winter flowering Clematis 'Christmas Surprise'. Its dainty nodding blooms make an appearance when the garden can be at its bleakest and are an uplifting and cheery sight indeed!
Easy to care for and needs no pruning so can be planted anywhere where the sun reaches - even in the most inaccessible spots.
Reaching H2.5m (8ft) x W1m (3ft), Clematis 'Christmas Surprise' is an evergreen climber with attractive, 3-lobed, dark green leaves. The pale cream, bell-shaped flowers have slightly curved petals are produced from around Christmas to March and are followed with attractive, silky seed heads.
Suppled as an established plant in a 9cm pot.
Plant with the crown of the plant 5-8cm deep to encourage new shoots to grow from below ground level.
Clematis like a cool ‘root run’ so try and plant so that the roots are shaded. If you are planting in a sunny position, place some pieces of slate or flat stones on the soil after planting or use groundcover plants to keep the roots cool.