Clematis serratifolia

Clematis serratifolia
Clematis serratifolia

Clematis serratifolia

Habitat:

Easily grown in fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun or part shade. Roots should be kept cool, shaded and uniformly moist.

Distribution:

Northern region of Japan, Korea and NE China, including Manchuria

Hardy to:

-25 Deg C

Flowering/Pruning:

Flowers will start to appear in mid summer and continue until autumn. Foliage

Feeding/Cultivation:

Regular feeding during the growing season and summer months with a long term blood and bone and sulphate of potash mix (10:1) + foliar feeding using for example Powerfeed or a mix of Powerfeed and seaweed solution (3:1).

Description:

Medium climber to around 3m. Flowers are yellow, nodding and have a slight scent of lemon scent. Foliage is lanceolate to linear and toothed.

Background:

It was introduced from Korea around 1918. Information about this clematis was first published by German born botanist Alfred Rehder (1863-1949). Another very interesting man. Born in Germany, he spent the majoirty of his life working in the USA as a researcher, botanist and write. His colaboration with Ernest Wilson in identifying, cataloguing and publishing information regarding Wilson’s collections in China was well acknowledged by the scientific world.

Before he retired in 1940 Rehder authored some 1,400 plant names and published more than 1,000 articles—in both English and German—in botanical and horticultural publications. His botanical legacy is significant—over sixty genera and species bear his name.

Availability:

Available from our nursery in September.