Clematis macropetala 'Wesselton'

2 lt pot (60cm cane) £23.99
available to order from summer
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Buy Clematis macropetala 'Wesselton' clematis (group 1): Lovely double, mid-blue flowers

This climber is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

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

    Large, double, bell-shaped, mid-blue early spring flowers followed by attractive, silvery seedheads retained throughout the summer. This early spring-flowering clematis is ideal for covering a north-facing fence or wall. It also looks lovely trained to climb into small trees or allowed to scramble through neighbouring shrubs.

  • 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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Excellent variety


I planted this last year and in the Spring it was absolutely covered in flowers. It looked wonderful then covering a large tuteur but it has also been in flower again this month (June) along with the rose next to it. Amazing.

Paula BZ

East Midlands


Lovely Clematis!


This is its first year, and the clematis has grown strongly and is a mass of flowers






Now in the plant's second year and it is currently one mass of flowers. Against a backdrop of green it looks amazing. Quality plant that looks stunning.

Bee Gee



Large, strong and sturdy plant - very pleased


Very surprised on the quality of the plant - it is now thriving in the garden. Quick grower


West Yorkshire




Bought this spring 2017 and it came with a few flowers flowering! It grew very well with in a shady place, too. It even flowered in autum 2017. Now coming to spring 2018 and it's covered by flower buds. So beautiful and healthy. I totally recommend this!

orchid lover





Easy to plant looks lovely





4.8 6


I have a Clematis Macropetala (variety unknown), bought in 2011 and growing in a large tub. It flowered well last year. I cut it back in the Autumn after flowering,and this year there's lots of growth, but it didn't flower in the Spring. There are now 2 flowers appearing. Is it late because of the cold winter, should I have not pruned it back, and will more flowers appear even this late? What should I do to give it a better chance next year? Thanks Lazy Retiree

Lazy Retiree

Hello, These plants do not require pruning, but they can be cut back if they outgrow their allotted space. If you do need to cut them back, then this should be tackled immediately after they have finished flowering as pruning them at any other time of the year may affect their subsequent flowering period.


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