Clematis 'Apple Blossom'
clematis (group 1)
Feed regularly at monthly intervals during the growing season; if you are short of time use a slow-release fertiliser
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil, neutral soil
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Flowering period: March to April
- Flower colour: pink
- Other features: evergreen
- Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection)
Delicious, almond-scented, whitish-pink, early spring flowers and mid-green leaves, emerging bronze-tinged. This vigorous, evergreen clematis is ideal for a sunny, west- or south-facing site. For maximum enjoyment of the sweetly scented flowers plant next to a house entrance or well worn path, allowing plenty of space for the plant to grow. Please be aware that this plant is toxic to dogs if eaten.
- Garden care: No routine pruning is necessary. If the spread of the plant needs to be restricted prune immediately after flowering, cutting back overlong shoots to healthy buds. 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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