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Clematis vitalba, Old Man's Beard
Clematis vitalba
Clematis vitalba seed clusters
Clematis vitalba, Vale of Pewsey

Old Man's Beard (Clematis vitalba)

Old Man's Beard, or Traveller's Joy, Clematis vitalba, is a vigorous woody climber common in a country hedge but rarely noticed in spring and early summer as it scrambles through other plants. From July, though, it has drifts of attractive faintly fragrant creamy flowers which are valuable to a range of pollinators in late summer before the plant goes beardy - its feathery wind born fruit clusters. See below for more details.
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£6.75
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Relisting in summer for delivery from November 2022
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Old Man's Beard (Clematis vitalba)

Clematis vitalba is a valuable plant for wildlife all round. Its seeds are eaten by birds and small mammals, which also use the fluffy fruit extensions to line their nests. Oh, and several moth caterpillars eat its leaves.

Its range used to be limited to the south of England, but it has now spread across most of the country. It can be invasive, so be careful where you plant it - it can grow to 15m! Notwithstanding, it's an attractive and valuable addition to a hedge.

Like all the native plants we sell, these plants are British grown from British origin seed.

We supply Clematis vitalba in 9cm pots. 

Suppliers: R.V.Roger       

Size

  • Ultimate Height

    10m

  • Ultimate Spread

    5m

  • Time to Ultimate Height

    10 years

Soil

  • Type

    Loam, chalk

  • pH

    Neutral, alkaline

Situation

  • Position

    Sheltered or exposed

  • Sunlight

    Full or partial sun

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