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Clematis terniflora/Sweet Autumn Clematis

Clematis terniflora / Clematis terniflora
A mass of small white flowers in autumn
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A mass of small white flowers in autumn

A blanket of white flowers in autumn

Close-up of the star-shaped flowers

Flowers nearly cover the foliage

Typical flowering on a well established vine growing under favorable conditions

An excellent, non-aggressive autumn flowering vine

Blooms over a relatively long period

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Scientific Name: Clematis terniflora
Common Name: Sweet Autumn Clematis
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants That Attract Butterflies
Plants with Fragrance
Comments: A white blanket of fragrant, star-shaped flowers cover this vine in late summer. This is a vigorously growing vine that can become a pest, but lends itself to good pruning practices. Easy to grow can grow out of bounds quickly. In its native habitat, generally grows over shrubs, small trees, and volunteer vegetation. Must have some sunlight to bloom well. No major plant pests on this native vine.