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Scientific Name: Clematis spp.
Pronunciation: KLEM-uh-tiss
Common Name: clematis
Family Name: Ranunculaceae
Plant Type: Vine or climber
Key ID Features: Leaves mostly 3-lobed or compound and often with irregularly serrate margins; fruit is a ball of achenes with long hairs.
Course(s): Level 3 Apprenticeship

Habit: Pendulous, Spreading, Twiggy
Form: Climbing, Irregular
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:2 - 3m
Spread:2 - 3m
Growth Rate:Fast
Hardiness Rating: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Humus rich, Well-drained
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Arbors or trellis, Dried flower or fruit, Fall interest, Ground cover, Perennial border, Screening, Small garden/space, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google. See separate entries for the various species on campus.
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Compound
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation:
Compound Leaf: Bipinnate, Odd-pinnate
Colour in Fall: Yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Lanceolate, Oblong
Apices: Acute
Margins: Dentate

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Flowers solitary
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:0
Corolla Shape:Campanulate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Yellow
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Jul, Aug, Sep
Additional Info: Many simple pistils

Fruit Type: Achene, Aggregate fruit
Fruit Colour: Silver
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct, Nov
Additional Info: Showy

Bark Morphology: Exfoliating
Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Tendrils

Propagation: Layering, Stem/cane cuttings, Seed, Softwood cuttings, Division - below ground parts, Grafting
Pest Susceptibility: Aphids or adelgids, Canker or sap rot, Earwigs, Fungal leaf spot, Mildew, Mold, Nematodes, Rodents, Rust, Scale insects, Stem borer insects,
(BCW) Boulevard (Circular) Westend : C. tangutica
(CGW) Community Garden West : C. tangutica
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