Clematis tangutica

golden clematis (group 3)

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Buy Clematis tangutica golden clematis (group 3): Unusual lantern-shaped yellow 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 soil with a neutral to acidic pH
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: July to October
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Cheerful, yellow, lantern-shaped flowers with fleshy lemon peel-like petals from July to October followed by highly decorative, fluffy seedheads. This vigorous, late-flowering clematis looks lovely cascading over a sunny wall, pergola or arch. Where space is limited prune hard in February - left unpruned it can become a very large plant.

  • Garden care: In early spring cut back the previous year's stems to a pair of strong buds about 15-20cm (6-8in) above ground level and apply a slow-release balanced fertiliser and a mulch of well-rotted garden compost around the plant, avoiding the immediate crown. If you want a larger plant, then no pruning will be necessary apart from thinning overcrowded stems in spring.

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Planted this year n already up to top of 5ft fence. Beautiful delicate flowers , fabulous funky seed heads.




Incredibly vigorous


I planted this next to a drainpipe against an east-facing wall and it almost instantly exploded with shoots and dense foliage. It climbed at least 15 feet and looked lovely. However, I hardly got a flower out of it. Actually I got 2 flowers. They were very pretty, but on the other hand there were only two of them. I kept it well fed and watered, so my guess is that it needs a bit more sun than some other varieties to flower well. Who knows. Nevertheless, it's ability to completely cover an ugly bit of wall means it's earned its keep, so we'll see what it does in 2019.






Gr0s very quickly




Doing really well


Growing well in an east facing corner, with really lovely yellow flowers lighting it up. Got one as a present for someone else as well, and that is flourishing on a north facing but sheltered all, with some westerly sun






Lovely clematis that actually grows in my garden. Don't have much success with clematis normally but this one is happily romping away.




Lovely late flowering


Lovely late flowering clematis!




Good quality plant


This plant is healthy and produced flowers in the first year. Very happy




Great clematis


this plant is a vigorous grower and can soon cover a fence, pergola etc. pretty yellow flowers in mid summer




Disappointing growth in first year, remain hopeful


Hardly grew in first year compared with another clem which had massive growth right next to it. Am waiting to see what happens in the second year after being pruned back.



Vigorous and persistently beautiful


This must be one of the fastest growing and beautiful clematis around. In its first season it reached over 2.5 metres and was covered in gorgeous yellow bells. As the flowers died off, the magnificent bearded seeds covered the plant, and still do, right into late winter.


West Norfolk



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Hello -Is this the same as Clematis tangutica Bill Mackenzie? Thanks.


Hello there Not quite- Clematis tangutica is the species whereas Clematis tangutica 'Bill MacKenzie' is a cultivar or variety of Clematis tangutica. Hope this helps

I have lost a clematis to wilt. I am considering replacing this with another (tangutica) planting it in the same spot. Is this safe to do? I understand that wilt does not affect the root system. Thank you.


Hello, Clematis wilt is a real problem with the larger-flowered forms, but the tangutica's are not usually susceptible, so I suspect the wilt has actually been caused by a cultural problem. With this in mind, it may be worth waiting to see if the plant starts putting on new growth again, otherwise it will be fine to replace it with another.


Vigorous climbing plants Hi, I am looking for rapid growing climbers (evergreen and non-evergreen) that I can grow through trees without harming the host trees. The planting site is as follows:- -East facing but ultimately the aerial part of the growth will be facing west - Shaded at the base where the young plant will be started i.e.roots in shade but tip of young plant showing above adjacent hardstanding car park - Moist well draining soil Can you recommend some varieties? Many thanks, Roger

Roger Pirrie

Hello Roger, There are several that might be worth considering - here are some of the best. Clematis x triternata Rubromarginata Clematis montana Pink Perfection Clematis montana var grandiflora Clematis tangutica Lonicera japonica Halliana Lonicera periclymenum Serotina I hope this gives you a few ideas. Helen Plant Doctor

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Climbers for North East facing wall Hi I was just wondering if you could give me some advice please. Our house is a Victorian end of terrace - the side of the house faces North-East. The side of the house is very bare (only two tiny windows on ground floor) and we would like to grow something up the wall. We have had trouble with graffiti in the past and want to paint the side of the house and then put trellis to about 7ft. Can you suggest something that would grow quite quickly please. Kind Regards Joanna

Joanna Swainson

Thank you so much Helen, this helps a lot.

Joanna Swainson

Hello Joanna, If you click on the link below it will take you to our fast growing climbers, which will cope with low light levels. If you click into each card you can then see the eventual height and spread of each plant - some of them are pretty big. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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Climbing Plant on a North-Facing Trellis Dear Sir/Madam, Could you recommend a climbing plant for a trellis? The trellis in question is set against my neighbour's wall, and faces northward. So, I'm looking for a plant to provide maximum, attractive, fast-growing coverage. Yours faithfully, Peter

Peter Lawson

Hello Peter, I have done a search on our Plant Finder and if you click on the following link it will take you to all the climbers which will grow on a north facing aspect and are fast growing (although keep in mind most plants are going into their dormant period now) I hope this helps.

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