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Clematis terniflora

(formerly C. maximowicziana) Small, white sweetly scented flowers with green-white filaments and creamy anthers. Semi-evergreen in mild winters.

Some authorities suggest that two forms can be distinguished: terniflora var terniflora (see first picture) and terniflora var robusta (second and bud pictures), this last is said to be a hexaploid plant. Christopher Grey-Wilson in Clematis The Genus notes that the two forms cannot be satisfactorily distinguished in the wild.

Approximate height: infodot8.0 metres
Flowering period(s): infodotAug Sep
Pruning:Hard prune (Group 3)
Country of origin:China Japan
Parentage: infodotSpecies
Other name(s):C maximowicziana; 'Sweet autumn'
Further detail:  infodot
Flower diameter: (1.5-) 2.5-4 (-5) cm
Tepals: 4; 1-2cm long, 0.2-0.6cm wide, linear to elliptic or narrowly obovate

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Database entry: 523