Clematis vitalba is a wild European species within the genus clematis. It blooms with very small, white, star-shaped flowers and is an exceptionally robust and healthy plant that develops giant vine-lianas, which makes it very interesting for building greening. Leafy, vital, and drought-resistant, clematis vitalba is often chosen for high greening projects, and can be used for concrete facades, poles, or masts (in street greening, for example). Clematis vitalba can provide accents and interesting contrasts in a "designed" or engineered environment. >>> Price
The location can be shaded to sunny; soil should be humus-rich and well drained. The plant is very heat resistant and watering is not necessary. Distance between plants should be 3 to 5 metres. >>> Price
Petiole (leaf tendril) climber. Incredibly strong growth (up to 12 metres in height or more), also overhanging. Foliage from May to October, flowering rather unimpressive but long-lasting from July well into late autumn. Seed heads are beautiful and fine and are the inspiration for this clematis' common name-- 'old man's beard.' This clematis belongs to 'pruning group 3' -- must be cut down to 20 - 60 cm above the ground at the end of the year. When greening a taller facade, however, do away with intense pruning. Instead, the focus should be on building up or maintaining the framework/stem structure, which is shortened and thinned out every year. Clematis vitalba are extremely healthy and also highly drought-resistant!
The trellis (cable system) should have a tight/close arrangement with grid spaces of about 30 to 50 cm: see the bottom of the page for suitable trellis shapes and sizes. When you intend to cultivate without regular pruning, the grid spaces can be larger (so, more spacious arrangements), which serve less as "climbing aids" and more as anchors for the trunk-stem structure that forms. The easy basic design is strong enough but the medium design allows for optimal development. For high trellises, use a heavy / massive trellis kit.