Clematis Fragrant Oberon ('Hutbron') (PBR)

2 lt pot (60cm cane) £14.99
available to order from spring 2018
Quantity 1 Plus Minus
Buy Clematis Fragrant Oberon ('Hutbron') (PBR) clematis (group 1): Highly scented flowers in spring


  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: March - April
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A brand new introduction which is reputed to be one of the most fragrant Clematis to date. The early spring flowers have small, lemon-white petals that are often flushed with green, surrounding prominent lime green stamens. These pretty flowers have a satiny sheen and really stand out against the backdrop of the lustrous, evergreen 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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Eventual height & spread

a good buy

4

Thriving on my patio, climbing the trellis happily and looking very elegant. Too early to judge flowers.

Katy

London

Yes

So pleased, I purchased another one . . .

5

I purchased this clematis a while ago to climb over an arch and have been so delighted with the flowers and fragrance I purchased another one for the other side of the arch.

NftWoT

Portsmouth

Yes

good product

4

Bought this for a friend who wanted a fragrant plant. It is doing well but hasn't flowered yet so cannot give a full review.

chrisart

hertfordshire

Yes

Good climber

5

Good climber, waiting to see if it flowers in spring

Lugsymalone

Hull

Yes

A Highly Scented Little Beauty

5

I've been really impressed with this little beauty from day 1. It's a very compact climber with dark green foliage which both spreads and trails and it has small but gorgeous delicate creamy-white-pale green tinted flowers which are really highly scented - sweet but not overpowering. The climb and spread I got from this clematis in year 1 has been outstanding (deep pot planted with slow release fertiliser only). I planted x3 in three pots around an old arbour and it's totally covered the sides and back as has already reached the sloping roof. One of my best buys!

CurlyWurlyGirl

Scottish Borders

Yes

I would reccomend this

5

the scent is wonderful from so small a flower but there are so many.

jo

Rugby

Yes

Beautiful late flowering Clematis

5

Grown in a semi shaded spot, profusion of pale green bell flowers in December. Partnered with a Garrya elliptica 'James Roof'

Hillywig

Rye

Yes

I would recommend this clematis

5

A pretty delicate flower with a lovely perfume.

Amateur gardener

Suffolk

Yes

comes into its own in the winter months

2

small star flowers not nearly showy enough

Ravenscraig

by the sea in Fife

Yes

this is pretty

5

small flowered, climbing, easy to care for.

Kim

West sussex

Yes

Clematis'Fragrant Oberon'

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I'm going to grow this in a pot, what compost do you recommend, I have John innes number 3 and another professional compost, I think I read somewhere that John innes number 2 is best but can't find the article now. Thank you

janet

Hello, The difference between Jonh Innes No. 2 and No. 3 is that No. 3 contains a little more fertiliser, so is better for more mature plants. Therefore John Innes No. 2 would be ideal.

Helen

Hello, I have two trellises running up a sunny back wall that are 1.8 m x 1.8 m wide each. I know the spread of the Fragrant Oberon is eventually 1.8 but would you advise planting two plants initially so that it gets good coverage while growing to full height? If so, how far apart would you recommend planting them? If I wanted to plant this Clematis next to another complimentary climber on the same trellis, what would you recommend? I am looking for evergreen hardy or semi hardy plants that are easy to keep. Your Winter Beauty or Japanese Honeysuckle look lovely, would either of those work next to a clematis (or each other!) on a trellis? Thanks so much for your help! :D

Gardening Newbie

Hello, 'Fragrant Oberon' will grow to around 1.8m tall, but it is not particularly bushy, so I would recommend planting 2 on each piece of trellis. If you want to mix it up with something else, then I would recommend a new honeysuckle 'Rhubarb and Custard' as it is compact and relatively late-flowering - please click on the following link to go straight to it. http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/lonicera-periclymenum-rhubarb-and-custard/classid.2000020958/

Helen

Is this clematis evergreen ?

Stefanie

Hello, Yes this is an evergreen clematis.

Helen

Hello, I would like to grow this clematis against my front house wall which is south facing. It would have to be in a pot permanently. Which size pot would I have to put it in for it to grow happily? Many thanks, Zuzia

Zuzia

Hello there Clematis need deep containers, so I would choose one that is at least 45cm deep by 45cm diameter. it won't like to dry out so you will need to keep it well watered and fed, protect the roots so they are not in the full sun, and use a compost such as John Innes no 2 or no 3. Hope this helps.

Advice on climbers please Hi, I need to find climbing plants for the length of a 2m high wood panel fence with concrete posts. I haven't measured the entire length but I would estimate around 15m. It is South facing and on a side of the garden that gets a lot of sun in the summer, the soil is clay and tends to dry out. I have no idea how many plants I would need to cover the entire fence (I am notoriously bad at judging the spread of a plant and always end up with an overcrowding problem). I am looking for something to deter anyone from climbing over the fence, yet ideally something that won't be treacherous to deal with myself (if such a plant exists!). Climbing roses are the first to spring to mind and if I were to go down that route I would definitely opt for white or cream flowers. I have had a look at the white climbing roses on your site but am unsure whether they will be happy in our soil, as you specify 'moist, well-drained' humus rich soil. I would also like to get an evergreen climber for the rear fence (+/- 5m long). I am not concerned whether this flowers or not, and I am less concerned about this being a 'thief-deterrent'. The soil is the same,- lots of clay, which plants seem to like, but it is very hard to work with and dries out easily in the summer. Any advice gratefully accepted! Best regards, Heather

Thuli

Hello Heather, Unfortunately there are no plants that will deter intruders without being difficult to deal with, and the best plants are those with thorns like the roses. It sounds like roses will certainly grow in your soil, but ideally you should dig in lots of composted organic matter and then make sure they are kept well watered in summer. It can be difficult to see a small plant and imagine how big it will grow to eventually, however we do give all this information on each plant card, which hopefully should help. You will find it just to the right of the pictures at the top of the pages. If you click on the following rose, you will see it has an eventual height and spread of 10 x 6 m http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/roses/climber-rose/rambling-roses/climbers/rosa-filipes-kiftsgate/classid.1280/ while this one will only grow to 3 x 2m http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/roses/climber-rose/climbers/climbing-roses/rosa-climbing-iceberg/classid.1181/ I would pick the one you like the look of and then you will be able to establish how many you need to fill your fence. As for the evergreens, if you click on the following link it will take you to our full range of evergreen or semi-evergreen climbers that will grow in clay soils, but the same rules apply re preparing the soil and watering. http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/climbers/plcid.15/vid.9/vid.228/ I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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Climbers to cover a Pergola Hello We are building a 13ft square x 8ft high pergola and want to have Clematis, with flower for most of the year, but also with vigorous growth to cover the roof of the pergola. What Clematis would you recommend or do I need to include climbers like Jasmine and Virginia Creeper to provide summer and autumn colour? Please advise Paul

Hello Paul, I'm afraid no single Clematis will flower throughout the year, however you can get different types to flower at different times of the year. As a very general rule the group 1 Clematis are early flowering, the group 2's mid and the group 3's late, so this will help you narrow down your selection. The following link will take you to the few evergreen Clematis, some of which are quite vigorous - you can see the eventual height and spread of each to the right of the photos once you open up each page. http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/climbers/clematis/plcid.15/plcid.16/vid.24/ I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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