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Anyone recognize this plant?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by villagegreenlandscape, May 3, 2008.

  1. villagegreenlandscape

    villagegreenlandscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 69

    I have a client who saw this plant and fell in love. I don't think I've seen it before. If you look to the right you'll see a couple of saucer shaped blooms. The plant is about 2' tall and I'm assuming was blooming better in mid-April when she called me. Does anyone recognize it?

  2. cspaugh

    cspaugh LawnSite Member
    Messages: 84

    The flowers look just like a climatis, but ive never seen a bush, usually it is vine form.
  3. jaybird24

    jaybird24 LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 623

    I vote clematis too. Finding the exact named variety will be the tough part. Good luck.
  4. Kate Butler

    Kate Butler LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    It's most certainly a clematis - the seedheads are the 'tell'. There are a zillion varieties: do a google search, then look at the images.
  5. villagegreenlandscape

    villagegreenlandscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 69

    The plant looks like it's been in for at least a winter or so. I don't think clematis survives here in Dallas over the winter.
  6. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    I haven't done any research, but the bloom looks like a clamatis.

    Mid-april bloom, bush form, almost looks like a rhododindron?
  7. Kate Butler

    Kate Butler LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    Many Clematis varieties are hardy to Zone 4 (sometimes even Zone 3), many are not - thus the necessity for research. It looks to me like it's been cut back multiple times to keep it shrublike, rather than the vine that most sorts wish to be. There are also sorts that do NOT climb, but rather scramble for a short distance (plus or minus 6'). Again, research is the key.
  8. By-The-Lake

    By-The-Lake LawnSite Member
    Messages: 63

    Hi I can't help with the id but it definitely is a clematis. There are several that are quite low growing but the one that I am familiar with have a smaller nodding flower and not quite as open as the one in your picture. The one that I am familiar with is called C. columbiana var. tenuiloba which grows to a height of 4-6". It might be another member the family C. columbiana as they range from 3.25 - 5 '. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
  9. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Messages: 4,350

    villagegreen, i think ive seen you around. you do some stuff in the canyon creek area?

    that is clematis, its not real hardy here in n texas. If it's in a location not subjected to alot of wind, it might survive ok.

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