Hinton Ampner Garden




Clematis viticella 'Little Nell'

Location:

Steps to the Sunken Garden

Description:

An early spring flowering, hardy, deciduous climber with small white flowers, up to 5cm (2in) long. Ideal for growing up through shrubs and small trees.

Site and Care:

Plant in a moisture-retentive, well-drained soil, in sun or partial shade. Plant the crown 5-7.5cm (2-3in) deep to encourage shoots to grow from below ground level. Keep the base shaded and cool. Bloom is from the new (current season's) growth. Prune back hard to strong leaf buds in late winter to early spring. Propagate by layering or semi-hardwood cuttings