Scientific Name: Clematis alpina
Common Name: alpine clematis
Family Name: Ranunculaceae
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 °C)
Plant Type: Vine - deciduous, Vine or climber
Mature Size: 2 - 3m x 1.0 - 1.5m (height x width)
Habit: Arching, Spreading
Form: Climbing
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Espalier, Screening, Spring interest
Exposure: Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Compound, Opposite, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Digitate (palmate), Ovate, Dentate
Flowers: Flowers solitary, Violet, Apr-May
Fruit: Aggregate fruit, Achene, White, Dark-red, Jun-Jul
Key ID Features:
Climbing deciduous vine; leaves are compound with 3-5 leaflets, petiole tendrils; flowers with 4 or 8 petal-like violet sepals in spring. Winter ID: part of petiole often stays attached, pubescent twigs and buds, buds opposite, ovoid, 1-3mm long on horizontally ridged nodes.