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Hollinshead Water-wise Garden Plants

Photo:
Nancy Glick

Taxon ID#

20

A free-flowering, compact selection with large, double, lavender-blue blooms. A first flush of flowers is followed by a second flush in late summer. Train on an arbor, fence or trellis, or leave unsupported and allow to climb through medium-sized shrubs.

Scientific  Name:

Clematis x 'Multi-blue'

Common Name 1

› Multi-Blue Clematis

Family:

Ranunculaceae

Origins:

Native to China and then cultivated in Japan

Plant Type:

Vine
Common Name 2

Common Name 3

Oregon native:

no

Western state native:

no

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Landscape Application Information

Seasonal Care

Resource Links

MAINTENANCE

Maintenance Level:

Medium

Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:

4

Sun Preference:

Partial Sun

Water Preference:

M

Soil Preference:

Prefers well-drained, organic, moist soil.

Fertilizer Needs:

Recommended Mulch:

Mulch 2-4" around base of plant to keep roots cool

PLANT DESCRIPTION

Foliage Color:

Green

Foliage Description:

Leaves opposite, usually compound, but sometimes simple at stem tips; leaflets 2.5-10 cm long and 1-2 cm wide, ovate with entire margins.

Fragrant:

no

Predominant flower color:

Blue

Flower Description:

Large, double lavender-blue blooms. Repeat flowering; showy flowers

Fall color:

no

Fall Color Description:

Winter Foliage:

Deciduous

Winter Interest:

no

Winter Interest Description:

Mature height:

6-8'

Mature spread:

Growth rate:

Fast

LANDSCAPE APPLICATION

Deer Resistant:

yes

Fire Resistant:

no

Attracts Pollinators:

yes

Attracts Butterflies:

yes

Native Habitat:

Attracts Birds:

yes

Cut/Dried Flowers:

no

Used by Wildlife:

no

Swales:

no

Wildlife Use:

Photo:

Hedge/Screen:

no

Border:

no

Erosion Control:

no

Windbreak:

no

Ground Cover:

no

Provides Shade:

no

Rock Garden:

no

Cover Structures:

yes

First Bloom:

Jun

Last Bloom:

Adds Texture/Movement:

Sep

Ornamental Accent:

yes

no

Garden Observations:

Seasonal Care
Maintenance

SEASONAL CARE

Spring Care:

Summer Care:

These vines which flower mostly in sprays along one-year-old or two-year-old branches. Cut off spent flowering branches immediately after flowering. This will help to produce the maximum amount of vigorous flowering wood and preserve the plant?s natural g

Fall Care:

Winter Care:

Pruning should be completed in late winter or
early spring when buds begin to swell but
stems have not yet started to grow. Prune out
any weak and dead stems, and cut back
remaining stems to a pair of strong, healthy
buds. How far back you cut the stems will be
determined by your use. This group will often
flower on new wood again in late summer
or fall.

Long Term Care:

Prune down to 1 foot the first couple of seasons.

Insect Pests:

Potential insect pests include aphids, vine weevils, slugs/snails, scale and earwigs. Watch for spider mites

Wildlife Pests:

Diseases:

Susceptible to wilt/stem rot (can be fatal), powdery mildew, leaf spots, rust and viruses.

Environmental Problems:

Landscape Problems:

Susceptible to wilt/stem rot (can be fatal), powdery mildew, leaf spots, rust and viruses. Potential insect pests include aphids, vine weevils, slugs/snails, scale and earwigs. Watch for spider mites.

Care Comments:

RESOURCES

OSU Landscape Profile:

USDA Plants:

Calscape Database:

LBJ Native Plant Database:

Missouri Botanical Garden Database:

Monrovia Profile:

Alternate Source 1:

Alternate Source 2:

Source Comment:

Landscape Application
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Plant Maintenance Information

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