This climbing clematis is a little different than what you are used to seeing. Beautifully textured large star-shaped flowers cover the plant from top to bottom during bloom. The Light purple stars absolutely pop against a backdrop of green creating an eye catching display that makes you pause each time you walk by. We are big fans of this shrub due to its elegant appearance and ease of care.
Clematis is an easy to care for vine that does well in a variety of conditions and even in pots. It will train easily to a trellis, post or fence. It's fast growing, but also won't climb aggressively like some other vines. Does well in a container or pot and set to trellis up a fence, mailbox, or man-made strucutre.
|Bloom Color:||Lavender purple with white and green trim|
|Bloom Period:||All summer long|
|Genus & Species:||'Diamond Ball' Clematis sp. USPP 24045|
|Mature Height:||6 to 8 ft.|
|Mature Spread:||2 to 3 ft.|
|Plant Spacing:||18 to 24 inches|
|Planting Depth:||At crown level (base of the plant)|
|Planting Time:||Spring or fall planting is best|
|Soil Type:||Prefers soil with good drainage and moisture|
|Sun Exposure:||Full sun to part sun|
|Zone:||4 to 9|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, but like any living thing will require your attention. Please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
Caring for Clematis 'Diamond Ball'
We recommend that you prune clematis back in the early spring to make way for new growth - you can trim it back to 18 to 24 inches for best effect. In March or February you can apply a slow release fertilizer to stimulate new succulent growth. If you can find a location where the base of the plant is in shade and the rest of the plant is in sunlight that will produce the best results. Applying a thick layer of mulch will provide soil moisture for the plant and is highly recommended.
Beautiful plant and wonderful packaging! Thanks New Blooms Nursery...
The weather has been a little cool at times here this Spring (early May) near Chicago, so I haven't planted yet because of frost warnings.
The plants looked a little tired when they arrived but looked very good after a day out of the box.
Good sized plants. Very satisfied.