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Clematis viticella Madame Julia Correvon

Genus: Clematis.

Species: Clematis viticella.

Bought Hopetoun GC 27 July 2013

'Madame Julia Correvon' is a large deciduous climber with mid to dark green leaves composed of 5 leaflets. Distinctive flowers to 12cm in width have 4-6 deeply veined rich claret-red sepals and contrasting creamy-yellow stamens. Flowers from midsummer to late summer

How to growSunlight
Full sun Part shade Aspect
North-facing, South-facing, East-facing or West-facing
Sheltered or Exposed
Plant in a moisture-retentive, well-drained soil, with the roots and base of the plant kept cool and shaded by other plants or a layer of pebbles at the base. Plant with the crown 5–8cm (2–3in) deep to encourage new shoots to grow from below ground level. Suitable for a large container, at least 45cm (18in) deep and wide in a soil based potting compost
Moist but well-drained
Alkaline or Neutral
Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam
Propagate by layering or semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
Wall-side Borders

How to carePruning
Clematis pruning: group three

Young shoots may be troubled by aphids and caterpillars; petals can be eaten by earwigs
May suffer from clematis slime flux. Likely to be tolerant of clematis wilt

CharacteristicsPlant type
Climber/Wall Shrub


H6 (hardy - very cold winter)
Cream and Red in Autumn and Summer

Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer

SizeUltimate height
2.5-4 metres

Ultimate spread
1-1.5 metres

Time to ultimate height
2-5 years

Photos of this plant

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