Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii (also called Armand clematis or evergreen clematis) is a flowering climbing plant of the genus Clematis. Like many members of that genus, it is prized by gardeners for its showy flowers. It is native to much of China (except the north and extreme south) and northern Burma.[1]

Armand clematis
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Clematis armandii flowers and floral buds.
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Clematis
C. armandii
Binomial name
Clematis armandii

In cultivationEdit

C. armandii bears fragrant 2.5-inch white flowers in spring on the previous year's growth. Its dark green leaves droop to create a textured look, and it serves well as a screen.[2] It may grow to a height of 20 feet.[3] Its leaf tips may burn badly if grown in salty soil or water.[2] In the USA it grows best in American Horticultural Society zones 9 to 7,[2] which are generally found in the southern USA.[4]

Cultivars include the pink-flowered 'Hendersonii Rubra'[2] as well as 'Apple Blossom' and 'Snowdrift'.


'Clematis’ is the Greek name for several climbing plants, and is a diminutive of ‘klema’ means ‘vine shoot’.[5]

Named for Father Armand David (1826-1900), a Jesuit missionary and plant collector in China.[5]


  1. ^ Wang Wencai, Bruce Bartholomew. "Clematis armandii". Flora of China. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA. Retrieved 12 May 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c d Bender, Steve, ed. (January 2004). The Southern Living Garden Book (2nd ed.). Birmingham, Alabama: Oxmoor House. p. 251. ISBN 0-376-03910-8. Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  4. ^ "Plant Heat-Zone Map" (PDF). American Horticultural Society. Retrieved 15 Sep 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ a b Gledhill, David (2008). "The Names of Plants". Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521866453 (hardback), ISBN 9780521685535 (paperback). pp 56, 111