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Early Sensation Evergreen Clematis

Clematis x cartmanii 'Early Sensation'

A beautiful evergreen clematis with large white flowers displayed against glossy, highly textured foliage. Fantastic showy seed heads develop after the bloom, extending the season. This compact, non-clinging vine requires no pruning. Perfect for smaller gardens in a container or planted against a south or west facing wall.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical PronunciationKLEM-uh-tiss cart-MAN-ee-eye
Average Size at MaturityTwining stems reach 5 to 7 ft. tall, with support.
Bloom TimeMid to Late Spring
Design IdeasA perfect flowering vine for espalier onto flat treillage in high profile locations. Perfect to mark a front door with abundant blooms. Drape over fences in narrow sideyards for a short range view of flowers from windows. Train up narrow railings and posts on stoop or porch.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Espalier, Privacy Screen
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer); Rose (Rosa); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja)

Thrives in enriched, well-drained soil, with roots sheltered and top growth in the sun. Mulch soil surface to conserve moisture. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply fertilizer when new growth begins in spring. Provide trellis or arbor support.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

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