Clematis - Montana 'Elizabeth'
About Clematis Montana 'Elizabeth':Clematis Montana 'Elizabeth' is a reliable old favourite. Masses of gorgeous soft pink flowers are produced in late spring by this large, vigorous climber. They have a satin sheen and a subtle vanilla scent (some say chocolate). Young leaves are bronze tinged, ageing to mid-green. Montana Elizabeth will tolerate all aspects, including north facing.
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Great for your garden:Clematis Montana 'Elizabeth' will perform best with its roots in moist, well-drained soil - shade the roots with groundcover plants or woodchip mulch. It will tolerate all aspects (good for that north facing wall) and does well even in exposed sites. Give it a strong supporting structure to climb up and it will quickly cover walls, fences or garden structures.
Montana Elizabeth is a fully hardy deciduous perennial in the UK and holds the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit.
Clematis Montana 'Elizabeth' characteristics:
Look out for:Aphids and caterpillars are fond of the young shoots
All clematis can be affected by Clematis slime flux, a bacterial infection of damaged tissue that can kill large specimens almost overnight. Can be pruned out if spotted early.
Trivia:Montana 'Elizabeth' is also known as a 'mile-a-minute clematis', thanks to its hardy and vigorous nature!
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