Clematis ligusticifolia – Western Clematis, Western White Clematis, Western Virgin’s Bower, Creek Clematis, Old Man’s Beard, Pepper Vine

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Western clematis is a deciduous, perennial vine.  Stems grow from the crown and are numerous in hospitable environments. They generally die back each winter, but the first 1-5 m generally persist for several years. Stems may be as long as 20 m in length (Hitchcock et al 1964).  Western clematis has great potential to improve roadsides and other dryland critical areas even though it typically occurs in riparian and run-on areas. It is very drought tolerant and transplants have performed very well in trials conducted on sites that receive as little as 7 inches of annual precipitation (Pullman PMC 1993).  Western clematis can provide excellent stabilization of intermittent streambanks because it does not require as  much moisture as many other riparian plants. The stems develop a thick mat that effectively protect streambank soils…

Clematis ligusticifolia – Western Clematis, Western White Clematis, Western Virgin’s Bower, Creek Clematis, Old Man’s Beard, Pepper Vine

NRCS plant profile

Sizes

L – Large Plug, 9″ deep, 520ml
XL – Deep Tru Qt, 4x4x9.5, 1540ml