Early, Small-flowered, Evergreen Clematis, Armand's Clematis
Clematis 'Snowdrift'

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clematis (KLEM-uh-tiss) (Info)
Cultivar: Snowdrift
Hybridized by Jackman
Synonym:Clematis armandii
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Evergreen (incl. Rockery)


15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)


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USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

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)

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Shape:


Bloom Diameter:

Medium - 2 to 5 inches (5 to 12 cm)

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Other details:

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Pruning Groups:

Group 1 - Spring bloomers; no pruning

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From leaf cuttings

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

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Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Aloha, Oregon

Portland, Oregon (2 reports)

West Linn, Oregon

Sumter, South Carolina

Vancouver, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:


On May 19, 2014, jv123 from Vancouver, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Grows amazingly fast in the spring just before the flush of fragrant white flowers, and continues to grow at a slightly slower pace the rest of the year. The flowers smell great but don't last too long, unfortunately. The leaves are thick and leathery, providing much needed green color when most other vines except ivy have gone dormant. It twines instead of clings, so I don't mind it growing on a trellis against my house. So far it has grown over 6 feet (probably much more) since the beginning of March.