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Clematis armandii 'Snowdrift'

White scented flowers, may be tinged green, or pink outside near the base. Evergreen foliage is initially copper-coloured but turns dark green. Requires shelter from strong winds.

The International Register makes two points about this form: first that a lot of plants sold as 'Snowdrift' are not the true form and, second, that there is a variation in the sepal size. This second point is illustrated by the first two photos. Ton Hannink's 'Snowdrift' has quite narrow tepals (N Europe), whilst Peer Sorensen's has considerably wider ones (New Zealand).

Note that some forms of armandii may be toxic to animals, especially dogs.

Group:Armandii group
Approximate height: infodot5.0 -7.0 metres
Flowering period(s): infodotMar Apr
Pruning:No pruning (Group 1)
Raised by:G Jackman & Son
Parentage: infodotSelection from armandii
Other name(s):'Snowdrift' (Jackman)
Further detail:  infodot
Flower diameter: 5-7cm
Tepals: (4-)6; elliptic, overlapping

Database entry: 117

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The Jackmans