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Clematis teniflora is often confused with:
Clematis virginiana Clematis virginiana
Native alternative(s) for Clematis teniflora:
Clematis virginiana Clematis virginiana
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Clematis viticella leaves and flowers
Ipomoea pandurata Ipomoea pandurata on fence
Clematis virginiana Clematis virginiana

Clematis teniflora

Previously known as:

  • Clematis dioscoreifolia
  • Clematis maximowicziana
Description

A clematis that blooms in the late summer to fall and has a sweet fragrance. While this plant can be very beautiful, be careful as it is a vigorous grower (spreading by seeds and runners), aggressive with spreading its seeds by itself, and therefore high maintenance: because of this, it is in some naturalized areas. If used as a ground cover, instead of a vine or even a shrub, then it will become quite dense that weeds will struggle to survive.

This plant can be grown as a ground cover,  grown over tree stumps,  as a shrub (but growing as a shrub takes more maintenance), and in vertical spaces(such as arbors, posts, trellises, or fences).

 

Looking for a native alternative? Clematis virginiana blooms in the autumn (around August to October) and is a U.S. native. Head over to this plant to read more of why it coud be a better option for your garden.

Cultivars / Varieties:
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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fragrant#white#sun#showy flowers#full sun#partial shade#fragrant flowers#summer#fall flowers#early fall#cream#white flowers#shrub#showy#fall interest#trellis#arbor#black walnut#fence#fences#trellises#deer resistant#cream flowers#late summer#vine#arbors#creamy white#groundcover#white flower#posts
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Clematis
    Species:
    teniflora
    Family:
    Ranunculaceae
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Japan
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    black walnut, deer, insect pests, diseases
    Climbing Method:
    Twining
    Dimensions:
    Height: 15 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 15 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Shrub
    Vine
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    High
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Cream/Tan
    White
    Fruit Description:
    Seed heads come after flowers.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Cross
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Flowers bloom in late summer (August) to fall (October). Flowers are 1 inch across, and the 4 "petals" are actually sepals.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leathery
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Cordate
    Elliptical
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Shiny leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Vertical Spaces
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Black Walnut
    Deer
    Diseases
    Insect Pests