Joy Creek Nursery

150-094-1   Clematis 'Tsubakuro'  

Clematis 'Tsubakuro'
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In the 1980's Sakata Seed Company of Japan produced a series of clematis that were named for Japanese mountains. Mt.Tsubakuro in Nagano Prefecture is celebrated in this particular clematis. As the flowers open its sepals reveal a distinct red central bar which fades with time to match the lustrous red purple of the flower. Contrasting white filaments are topped with chocolate-colored anther tips. We have enjoyed the free-flowering habit of Clematis `Tsubakuro'. This is suitable for containers or the garden. All of our Clematis are two year old plants that are suitable for immediate planting in your garden.

May, June and August, September.  6-8 ft.

Dark Purple flowers

Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Early flowering in the spring on the previous year's growth. If you hard prune, you eliminate most or all of the early blooms. Instead, groom this after flowering by cutting back the top one-third to one-half of some stems. This encourages new growth for possible summer bloom.

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