Small-leaved Clematis

Clematis microphylla

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clematis (KLEM-uh-tiss) (Info)
Species: microphylla (my-kro-FIL-uh) (Info)
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Evergreen (incl. Rockery)


6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Bloom Color:

Pale Green

White/Near White

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Bloom Shape:


Bloom Diameter:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us


Unknown - Tell us

Pruning Groups:

Group 1 - Spring bloomers; no pruning

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

By grafting

By tip layering

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 18, 2003, kennedyh from Churchill, Victoria
Australia (Zone 10a) wrote:

This is a pretty clematis, with flowers that are almost white, but with a hint of green. It is common in South-Eastern Australia, growing well along the coast and also inland in the drier western regions. It produces an abundance of flowers in the spring. We successfully grew some from seed and they are doing well in our local Park. I have one in my garden, but just as it was getting close to its firsy flowering, I accidently cut it off near the base. It has recovered well and I am hopeful that it will flower soon, perhaps this spring!