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Clematis vitalba

Masses of small creamy-white flowers, initially tinged green in July-September followed by silvery seed heads. Filaments and anthers white. This is the UK's native clematis, known as 'Old Man's Beard', which can be seen scrambling through hedgerows and trees along the roadside. Vitalba means white vine.

Approximate height: infodot7.0 or more metres
Flowering period(s): infodotJul Aug Sep
Aspect:Any aspect
Pruning:Hard prune (Group 3)
Country of origin:United Kingdom
Other name(s):Traveller's Joy; Old Man's Beard; Virgin's Bower; Ladies' Bower; Honesty etc
Further detail:  infodot
Flower diameter: 1.8-2.5cm
Tepals: 4 (-6); 0.5-1.5cm long, 0.2-0.5cm wide, oblong to obovate, reflexing with age, tip recurved

Database entry: 558