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Solved Clematis-like climber with small white flowers...

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  1. misterQ

    misterQ Keen Gardener

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    This plant came out of nowhere. It has been lurking for about two years as a small straggly bush before exploding into bloom this summer.

    Our resident plant enthusiast has been scratching his head over this one.

    Does any one know what it is?
     
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    Looks like Clematis Grewiiflora
     
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    I grow this clematis. It is called ''Sweet Scentsation'' It has been flowering for a few weeks now, and every time I think it`s finished it seems to start blooming again. Lovely perfume :)
     
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    Thank you everyone for confirming that the plant is indeed a clematis as we were not absolutely sure on this point.

    I had a sniff just to double check - it has little to no scent so can not be "Sweet scentsation".

    The flowers look too different to be "Clematis grewiiflora" or "Clematis vitalba".


    "Clematis terniflora" is a possibility, and, following the related google images, it could also be "Clematis virginiana" or "Clematis apiifolia".

    Thinking on this further, I do recall that another member did in fact designate that patch for wild flowers to encourage the bees and butterflies a few years back. So, it either arrived as wild seed or as a small plant that was easy to obtain.
     
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    Next step is to study the leaves on your one and compare it to "Clematis terniflora" / "Clematis virginiana" or "Clematis apiifolia".
    It is hard when there are so many with rather similar flower.
    Also check when they flower.....rule out any that flower early in the year.
     

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