Small-leaved Clematis

Scientific NameClematis microphylla
Size and formA showy and dioecious climber to 5m high.
Flowers, leaves and fruitA profuse mass of creamy flowers in panicles occur from November to February. Flowers are smooth above and hairy below. Fruit is a flattened and ovate achene attached to a feathery awn. The compound, light green leaves have 9 leaflets and occur in an opposite arrangement on the stem. Petioles are twining. Roots are tough.
Growing conditionsSuitable for well-drained soils in full-sun or semi-shade positions. Often used as a winter-flowering and ornamental climbing screen on low fences. Useful for soil binding due to its tough roots.