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Clematis Alpina Willy

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This lovely, early-flowering, strong growing variety that will grow to a height of 2.5m and produce an abundant display of pale-pink, bell shaped flowers with a blushed magenta-pink base and creamy centres from mid-spring to summer. The foliage is an attractive mid-green and provides a perfect backdrop for these most attractive flowers. 

This variety has received the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit for its outstanding qualities.

PLANT DETAILS

Height: 2.5 to 3.0m
Group: Alpina
Pruning Group: PG. 1
Flower Colour: Pale-pink
Flower Size: 2.5 to 3.0cm
Flowering Period: Spring
Aspect: Full sun to partial shade
History Raised by Pieter Zwijnenburg of Holland

 

PRUNING GROUP 1

Pruning will help keep your clematis vines healthy.  Pruning the dense tangle of stems opens the remaining shoots to air and light which encourages healthy growth and reduces the incidence of rot and disease.

Group 1 Clematis flower in spring on growth from the previous year. Prune your Group 1 clematis when they have finished blooming. This will allow the new stems more time to grow and set buds for next years display.

Group 1 clematis typically need very little pruning and how much you remove is dependant upon the varieties vigour.  The highly vigorous varieties  such as C. armandii can be cut back heavily whereas the slower growing varieties such as C. alpina and C.macropetala will need very little pruning.  C.montana can be reluctant to resprout after being cut-back so avoid cutting these back to the old wood.