Clematis urophylla 'Winter Beauty'
clematis (group 1)
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, well-drained, neutral soil
- Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
- Flowering period: December to February
- Hardiness: borderline hardy (may need winter protection)
The wax-like, creamy-white sepals, which surround a prominent boss of cream anthers, emerge from pale green buds and become paler, and more flared at their tips as they mature. These small, nodding, urn-shaped flowers contrast well with the rich green foliage.
- 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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Comments about Clematis urophylla 'Winter Beauty':
ideal for clothing a wall and screening bad view
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- Beautiful In Winter
- Thrives East Facing
Comments about Crocus Clematis urophylla'Winter Beauty':
Grew 6 feet in first year - my favourite winter climber
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Q:My Clematis 'Winter Beauty' has lost all its leaf. Can anybody tell me why and how to stop it happening in future.Asked on 5/2/2017 by Gardenmad from Surrey, United Kingdom
It is hard to be sure but this lovely clematis is not fully hardy, so it might have been caught by the cold weather we have had recently, or maybe it has been waterlogged. These climbers need a sheltered spot, away from frost pockets and cold winds with a moist but well drained soil.Answered on 7/2/2017 by Anonymous from crocus
Q:When would you recommend planting a winter flowering clematis such as Winter BeautyAsked on 22/1/2017 by Postboxmary from Dursley, Glos
This is a lovely winter flowering clematis but it isn't fully hardy, so it will need a sheltered south or west facing wall where it will have some protection from cold weather.
At the moment we are having a really cold snap with the soil frozen solid so I wouldn't plant anything, but once it warms up then you could plant as long as you can give it protection, or wait until the spring.Answered on 24/1/2017 by Anonymous from crocus
Q:I have a newish winter beauty growing around a pergola in my south east facing garden albeit slightly overshadowed by a laurel a pieris and other evergreens - it was coming along really nicely until we had a snap frost down to -5 ( I live in north west uk) Cheshire. It has now dropped buds and has black on the leaves. Will it recover? Is there anything I can do? ThanksAsked on 20/1/2017 by Nan from Chester uk
What a shame. Yes sounds like it has been caught by the frost. This plant is only borderline hardy so does need protection in cold weather and to be planted in a sheltered spot, so sounds like it is a bit too exposed where it is planted now.
For now I would protect it from any further frosts, then in the spring you could trim it back and hopefully it will reshoot. Then I would look to moving it to a more sheltered spot if possible.Answered on 24/1/2017 by Anonymous from crocus
Q:My two Winter Beauty Clematis are dropping their unopened buds. Have you any idea why? Thank you.Asked on 2/1/2017 by Dog friendly from Grantham
Bud drop is a sign of stress, so the most likely causes are either a lack of water, or the temperatures have dipped a bit too low.Answered on 4/1/2017 by Helen from crocus
Q:I'd like to get a winter beauty to go by my house it would be in a corner between a south and west facing wall but because I've got to have work done at some stage I'd like to put it in a large pot which can be moved - would this clematis be okay in a big pot which I could protect with fleece in the winter. thanks.Asked on 30/9/2015 by shepherdess from Oxford
Yes plant will be fine in a large pot provided it is kept well fed and watered, however it should go in a sheltered spot as it would be a shame to hide the winter flowers under a layer of fleece.Answered on 1/10/2015 by Helen from crocus
Q:Will this clematis cope with a south to south east 7' trellis which catches the wind? I am looking for an evergreen to go with berchemia racemosa which I love but it's deciduous and I have some bare patches on the trellis. If winter beauty is not suitable can you recommend an other evergreen? I'm not bothered about when or if it flowers. Many thanks.Asked on 11/4/2015 by secret garden from kent
Berchemia racemosa is a pretty vigorous plant, so this will swamp most things that are planted close by. The evergreen Clematis tend not to be fully hardy, so are not ideal for exposed positions, but the Hederas should cope - just click on the following link to go straight to them.
http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/climbers/plcid.15/vid.4/vid.1616/Answered on 21/4/2015 by Anonymous from crocus
Q:do you deliver to ireland.
i am looking for winter beauty clematiesAsked on 7/8/2013 by frankie from ireland
I'm really sorry, but at the moment we cannot delivery to Ireland. Unfortunately we have not been able to find a courier who can offer an overnight delivery service to you - and as plants tend to deteriorate if they are kept in boxes for longer than this. If you would like to check where we can deliver to, please click on the following link.
https://secure.crocus.co.uk/deliveryarea/Answered on 7/8/2013 by Helen from Crocus
Q:I'm a relatively novice gardener, but keen to try and get our NEW town/courtyard garden going. Have been looking at Clematis and many of them require "neutral soil". Can you please explain how I achieve this? Do I just need to add a good compost to the existing soil, or does it require a peat based compost? Would appreciate your advice asap as I'm keen to put in my order for plants. Many thanks.Asked on 17/4/2013 by SuzyQ from Deal, Kent
'Neutral' refers to the soils pH. It is possible to jiggle this a little, but I would strongly advise you to work with the soil you have and plant things that are suitable for that soil, rather than try to change it. If however you are determined, then you can create short-term changes by adding lime to make it more alkaline, or sulphur to make it more acidic.Answered on 17/4/2013 by Helen from Crocus
Q:I need a evergreen plant to hide a fence. The fence is facing north east, it does gets morning and mid day sun, but the evening will be in shade.
I will also plant it with a star jasmine, which is evergreen.
D you think this clematis and star jasmine will work will? How long will it take to grow up to 7 feet tall?
AliciaAsked on 7/4/2013 by Catty from Guildford
If you have a reasonably sheltered garden and the fence is quite large, then I think this would be a wonderful combination as you will have flowers in both summer and winter. It is difficult to say how fast a plant will grow as this is largely determined by external factors such as the available water light and nutrients. As a very general guide though, I would say that the Clematis will reach 7' in around 2-3 years, while the star jasmine will take a little longer.Answered on 8/4/2013 by Helen from Crocus
Q:How do you protect a plant like this in the winter which your website says it needs. We live in North Yorkshire.
Can you recommend any other Evergreen clematis (smallish blue or white flowers) which would not need so much protection.Asked on 6/3/2013 by Aspiring garden designer! from Easingwold, York
Most of the evergreen climbers (apart from the really tough ones like ivy) need a little protection in winter. In most cases this will just mean you need to grow it against a south-facing wall and make sure the soil does not get too wet in winter. There are however some hardier types and these include the following.
Clematis Nunn's Gift
C. Fragrant Oberon
http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/clematis-fragrant-oberon/classid.2000011099/Answered on 6/3/2013 by Helen from Crocus
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