Clematis × durandii O. Kuntze

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Clematis × durandii' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/clematis/clematis-x-durandii/). Accessed 2020-03-30.

Genus

Glossary

glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
hybrid
Plant originating from the cross-fertilisation of genetically distinct individuals (e.g. two species or two subspecies).
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Clematis × durandii' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/clematis/clematis-x-durandii/). Accessed 2020-03-30.

A robust climber, growing 9 ft high, with stout stems. Leaves undivided, ovate, pointed, tapering or slightly heart-shaped at the base; 3 to 6 in. long, about half as wide, with three or five longitudinal veins, firm-textured, shining green, almost or quite glabrous; stalk 1 to 2 in. long. Flowers 3 to 412 in. across, the sepals usually four (occasionally more), obovate, 112 in. wide, wavy at the margins, dark blue-violet; stamens yellow. Seed-vessels with long silky tails.

A beautiful hybrid between C. integrifolia and (probably) C. × jackmanii, raised by Durand Frères of Lyons about 1870.


'Pallida'

Flowers paler, violet-rose.Both these are exceptionally desirable and flower from June to September.

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