Golden Tiara Clematis
Clematis tangutica 'Golden Tiara'
Golden Tiara Clematis flowers
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Height: 10 feet
Spread: 24 inches
Hardiness Zone: 3a
A showy and vigorous climber with a plethora of dainty, nodding golden bell-shaped flowers from midsummer into fall followed by very distinctive white plumes of fluffy "fruit" that last into winter; loves to climb and makes a dense screen
Golden Tiara Clematis features delicate nodding gold bell-shaped flowers with crimson anthers at the ends of the branches from mid summer to early fall. It has green foliage throughout the season. The compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The silver fruits are carried on plumes from early fall to late winter.
Golden Tiara Clematis is a multi-stemmed deciduous woody vine with a twining and trailing habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance woody vine. It is a Type 1 clematis, meaning that it flowers on old wood of the previous season; other than trimming off obvious dieback in spring, it should only be pruned where necessary immediately after flowering. It is a good choice for attracting hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Golden Tiara Clematis is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Golden Tiara Clematis will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. As a climbing vine, it tends to be leggy near the base and should be underplanted with low-growing facer plants. It should be planted near a fence, trellis or other landscape structure where it can be trained to grow upwards on it, or allowed to trail off a retaining wall or slope. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.
This woody vine should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in both summer and winter to conserve soil moisture and protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.