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Sweet Autumn Clematis

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  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Height 10 - 20 Feet
  • Width 2 - 3 Feet
  • Growing Zones 4-9
  • Pruning Group 3

Clematis Terniflora is often referred to as “Sweet Autumn Clematis” because it is smothered in sweet-smelling white flowers from August through September. Bees and hummingbirds love these fragrant flowers as much as gardeners. Sweet Autumn clematis is well known for its prolific blooms, vigorous growth, and ability to thrive in shadier locations than other clematis varieties. This is a lively grower that can quickly climb its way up an arbor, trellis, or tall support.

Plant this showy vine where you can enjoy its sweet aroma, like a patio, deck, or entryway arbor. Make sure it has plenty of room for its 10-20’ of growth, as well as a support structure that it can climb. Clematis Terniflora is a perennial vine in Zones 4-9. It is also deer and rabbit resistant.

Sweet Autumn Clematis Care

Plant Clematis terniflora in well-drained soil that is moderate-to-moist. Avoid overwatering and apply mulch annually to retain soil moisture. Apply a layer of compost or well-balanced fertilizer in early spring. Provide a large, sturdy support structure or trellis for its 10-20’ of potential height. Terniflora can thrive in shadier conditions than other clematis.

Prune this Group 3 clematis variety down to a foot every fall, late winter or early spring. It blooms on new growth, and requires pruning to bloom to its full potential. Prune throughout the season to keep it small. Trim back old flowers for continued bloom.

Sweet Autumn Clematis Spacing

Sweet Autumn Clematis is a vigorous vine that requires a good amount of room for its growth. Plant it 2’ away from other plants and make sure the vines have something to climb on to avoid overtaking nearby plants.

Sweet Autumn Clematis Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-9
Plant Type: Vine
Sunlight Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun
Mature Height: 10 - 20 Feet
Mature Width: 2 - 3 Feet
Plant Spacing: 1 - 2 Feet
Growth Habit: Climbing
Flower Color(s): White
Seasonal Interest: Late Summer to Fall
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Resists: Deer, Rabbits
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Fragrant
Uses: Trellis, Wall, Combination Containers, Focal Point, Screening
Botanical/Scientific Name: Clematis Sweet Autumn ‘Terniflora’

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The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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6 Reviews - Sweet Autumn Clematis Show Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by Amanda Bollinger on May 16th 2022

    Already has doubled in size!!!

  • 4
    just now beginning to grow. I'm sure it will do...

    Posted by Lea Schwenk on May 9th 2022

    just now beginning to grow. I'm sure it will do well!!

  • 5

    Posted by Kathryn Durrant on May 8th 2022

    My new clematis came and was in great shape. Already green and full and ready to grow. I planted it and can hardly wait to see the flowers that I’ll get from it. I’m very pleased with this plant.

  • 5
    Very nice company to work with on-line! They...

    Posted by Christine Jarus on Apr 10th 2022

    Very nice company to work with on-line! They answered an important question we had about the order. The plant arrived in great condition, carefully packed.

  • 5
    highly recommend it

    Posted by Evelyn McIlroy on Dec 27th 2021

    I am really happy with my purchase. My clematis came very quickly and was easy to plant.

  • 5
    smells wonderful

    Posted by Jenny Wilbur on Dec 21st 2021

    We are growing this plant on a trellis on the porch. It bloomed this past fall, and smells absolutely wonderful. We had several guests comment on the plant right when they walked in the door. It's the perfect spot!