From £6.50Parthenocissus quinquefolia Deciduous with brilliant autumn colour Good in sun or partial shade Self
From £14.40Trachelospermum jasminoides Glossy evergreen leaves Grows to 8m Lovely, white summer flowers Bronze
From £2.95Use: Scented, long flowering low hedge. Also good in containers Height/Spread: 45 cm Colour: dee
Clematis Armandii will enhance your garden in spring with an abundance of fragrant creamy-white nodding flowers over your wall, trellis, hedges or even the ground. One of the most popular Clematis of all, this strong climber is easy to grow and will be happy in any aspect although shelter will encourage more blossoms.
It doesn't need pruning, although some trimming will encourage strong new growth. If you need a smaller clematis, or one for more exposed sites, take a look at other varieties in our Clematis collection.
Clematis Armandii will be happiest in alkaline or neutral soil Flowers most profusely in sheltered spots. It does very well trained horizontally, along eaves for example, and is very vigorous, growing up through large trees. It can also look great over a post or trellis, wall or arch. Catch the fragrance as you pass by.
When young, it grows thick, bronze foliage. It doesn't need pruning but you can cut it back low to encourage new flowers at lower levels or just to keep it in shape
Introduced from China by Ernest Wilson in 1900 and named for Pere Armand David, a French missionary. Pere David was the first Westerner to see a panda. He also introduced numerous animal and plant species to Europe, including new gentians, and gerbils.
Wilson himself was also a formidable collector, bringing around 2000 species back to the UK. Clematis Armandii was a discovery of his first expedition to China.