These clematis originate from species native to New Zealand and have attractive evergreen foliage. They are well suited to growing in free-draining soil or pots with free draining or alpine compost and may prefer the more sheltered places in your garden.  'Early Sensation' produces amazing seed-heads when grown alongside 'Joe'. These clematis are dioecious (producing either male or female flowers).

Tips for Forsteri Clematis.

We recommend that you grow all the clematis in this group in free-draining soil or containers for the smaller cultivars and give them the benefit of a sheltered aspect.  The compost for containers should ideally be very free draining and mixing in a few handfuls of horticultural grit or perlite will help.  Make sure the pot can drain freely and reduce watering in the autumn because they over-winter better if slightly dry, rather than too wet

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Clematis Avalanche
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Clusters of glorious pure white 'male' flowers with yellow stamens are the largest blooms in this group.
Clematis Early Sensation
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The 'female' flowers are greeny-cream on opening, maturing to pure white. An evergreen climber requiring free draining soil. Grow near 'Avalanche' or 'Joe' to get amazing seed-heads!
Clematis Fragrant Oberon
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Greeny-cream star-shaped 'male' flowers have a pale primrose anthers and a strong citrus perfume.
Clematis Joe
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The white 'male' flowers have pale yellow stamens that are produced in huge profusion across the plant. A thick waxy foliage is evergreen and has a parsley-like appearance.
Clematis MICHIKO™ Evipo044
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Clematis MICHIKO an excellent new addition to the Forsteri group. The compact stems provide an abundance of pretty white flowers.
Clematis Nunns Gift
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The pale creamy-yellow 'male' flowers have a hint of green at their base.
Clematis Pixie
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Clematis 'Pixie' has pale greeny-cream star-shaped 'male' flowers that provide the most gorgeous citrus-like perfume. A charming little evergreen with a prostrate growing habit.