Scientific Name: Clematis tangutica
Common Name: Tangutica clematis
Family Name: Ranunculaceae
Origin: Central / west Asia
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Vine - deciduous, Vine or climber
Mature Size: 2 - 3m x 2 - 3m (height x width)
Habit: Pendulous, Spreading, Twiggy
Form: Climbing, Irregular
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Arbors or trellis, Dried flower or fruit, Fall interest, Ground cover, Perennial border, Screening, Small garden/space, Summer interest
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Compound, Opposite, Odd-pinnate, Bipinnate, Lanceolate, Oblong, Dentate
Flowers: Flowers solitary, Yellow, Jul-Aug-Sep
Fruit: Aggregate fruit, Achene, Silver, Sep-Oct-Nov, (Persistent)
Key ID Features:
Leaves are 3-lobed mid green, almost compound with irregularly serrate margins, petiole tendrils; flower pendulous with four petal-like sepals, cupped, yellow, June-July; fruit is a white, wispy ball of feather achenes. Winter ID: ridged twigs, some petioles stay attached; buds opposite, scales pointy, ovoid 2-7mm long; peristent fruit.