Joy Creek Nursery

150-230-1   Clematis 'Yuki Komachi'  

Clematis 'Yuki Komachi'
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(The name is an allusion to a Japanese poet in the snow.) Clematis 'Yuki Komachi' (Chieko Kurasawa) is surely one of the most lovely of all clematis. Although Japanese texts say this is somewhat dwarf in nature, our plant grows 12 feet up a Viburnum and spills down like a pale cascade. The 4-inch flowers are creamy white with lavender blue margins that fade as they age. The sepals are cup-shaped and tend to face upward. We do not prune our plant but know that this will bloom on new wood. All of our Clematis are two year old plants that are suitable for immediate planting in your garden.

May to October.  8-10 ft.

Cream/Pale Lavender Blue flowers

Part Shade     Zones 4, 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)