Clematis Arctic Queen ('Evitwo') (PBR)
clematis (group 2)
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil, neutral soil
- Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
- Flowering period: May to June and August to September
- Flower colour: white
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Elegant, double, white, spring flowers with creamy centres. This compact, spring-flowering clematis produces a second flush of semi-double flowers, up to 18cm (7in) across, in August and September. A prolific flowerer, it looks lovely scrambling through a strong shrub or tree, in full sun or partial shade.
- Garden care: While no regular pruning is required, removing the dead stem-tips in late February or early March will keep the plant looking tidy. Apply a slow-release balanced fertiliser and a mulch of well-rotted garden compost around the base of the plant in early spring.
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Q:Can I prune my Clematis 'Arctic Queen' now?
I obtained a Clematis 'Arctic Queen' from you recently and on the label it says in the first year it should be pruned to 30cms. It has been supplied at 1mt tall, and I am wondering whether I should prune it now to 30cms or do it next year. I have it in a heated greenhouse at the moment because of the frosts we are having up here in the North of England - is it too late to prune once it has started to have leaves? Thanks SueAsked on 17/3/2010 by Sue Bastin
A:Hello Sue, These plants are fully hardy so it can cope with the frosts and snow and should go outside as soon as possible. Once it is planted, I would shorten the main stem to low buds as this will encourage bushier growth lower down. I hope this helps. Helen Plant DoctorAnswered on 17/3/2010 by Crocus Helpdesk
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