Clematis macropetala

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Clematis macropetala Ledeb.

Ranunculaceae

Life form: climber
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun   6

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam - Soil: sandy clay - Soil: loamy clay - Soil: peat

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: decidious

Shape: lanceolate

Division: ternate

Shape: campanulate
Fruit: nutlet

88D / 917abe 

Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: single
Habit: horizontal

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Ranunculopsida
Subclassis:
Ranunculidae
Superordo:
Ranunculanae
Ordo:
Ranunculales

Clematis macropetala is a climber.

Naming

Clematis macropetala was described by Carl Friedrich von Ledebour in 1829. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Clematis macropetala is a species in the genus Clematis which contains approximately 434 to 526 species and belongs to the family of the Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family). The type species of the genus is Clematis vitalba.

Characteristics

Clematis macropetala - flowers

Growth

The climbers reach heights of 2,5 to 3,5 metres.

Leaves

Clematis macropetala is deciduous. The ternate leaves are opposite. The leaflets are lanceolate and petiolate. They have serrate margins and reticulate venation.

Flowers and Fruits

Clematis macropetala produces solitary horizontal, bluish purple campanulate flowers from April to June.

The climbers produce nutlets.

Root System

Distribution

Clematis macropetala is native to Sibiria and North China.

Cultivation

The climbers prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy, sandy clay, loamy clay or peaty soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -23°C (USDA zone 6).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

The plants usually need very little maintenance.


Cultivars

Poisonousness

Clematis macropetala is toxic.

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Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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