Joy Creek Nursery

150-658-1   Clematis 'Pixie'  

Clematis 'Pixie'
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The late Graham Hutchins, proprietor of County Park Nursery in Essex, England, was a specialist in New Zealand flora. Clematis 'Pixie' is the result of his cross between C. petriei 'Princess' and C. marmoraria, both evergreen New Zealand species. It was released in 1986 and has remained popular because of its profuse early bloom. As the name suggests, the plant forms a compact evergreen trailing shrub that is usually tied up on a stake in the garden. Because it has not been reliably hardy for us without some protection from cold and from our overly wet soils in winter, we grow it near a wall under an eave. Clusters of starry flowers on axilary stems create a delightful display in early spring showing off well against the thick, dark green foliage that reminds us of extra-crisp parsley. All of our Clematis are two year old plants that are suitable for immediate planting in your garden.

March to April.  3 ft.

Pale Yellow Green flowers

Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9
If you need to shape or downsize this evergreen shrub, do so after it blooms. Otherwise, there is no need to prune.

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
(503) 543-7474    (503) 543-6933 (FAX)