Clematis orientalis are incredibly robust: clematis wilt, mildew, south-facing walls, little aeration or dryness are no threat to them. The "Golden Tiara" variety in our assortment is part of this clematis group - it was chosen as the best of its class. It was a lucky offspring of "Golden Harvest" and has big and beautiful flowers that open completely, and a long flowering period. The leaves are delicate, and while it won't provide a dense foliage wall, its contrast is amazing on darker facades!
(Clematis tangutica and clematis serratifolia are the main varieties within this group)
The location should be sunny to partially shaded, the soil should be fresh, humose and well drained. A shaded stem and wind protection are optional for this clematis. Distance between plants should be around 1,5 - 3 meters. >>> Price
Leaf stem twiners, that may also grow with overhanging shoots. The clematis of this group are extremely robust and resistant to clematis wilt and dryness. The growth speed is moderate. The moderately dense foliage lasts from April to October with filigree leaves. The plants reach a height of approximately 3-4 meters. The flowers are shaped as yellow lanterns, flower size is 2 - 8 cm depending on the variety ("Golden Tiara" has large flowers). The flowering lasts from July to October. If you choose a variety other than "Golden Tiara", please take note of the following: The yellow flowers open differently depending on the species and variety, some varieties hardly open at all and remain as unopened bells. There are also considerable differences in flower size, flowering time and flowering duration.
Depending on the trellis, there are two pruning techniques:
With smaller trellises (2,5 meters or less), the plant should be cut down to 20 - 30 cm (max. 60 cm).
With larger trellises up to 5 meters, the shoots should be thinned out in spring (right above the stronger new shoots), and the trunc is kept in winter. The flowering will be 2 - 3 weeks earlier with this method.
Chose a close grid wire rope trellis with a 25 - 35 cm wide mesh. Vertical lines should dominate, so that the trellis forms standing rectangles instead of squares. There is a table with suitable trellis shapes at the bottom of the pages. The 5050 wire rope trellis is a good choice and can be used with steel rods. Simple designs ("Basic" and "Basic-S") are enough, sometimes the "Mini" or light kits may be sufficient, but a trellis in the medium range allows for optimal development.