Clematis Pixie

An evergreen, non-clinging Clematis which covers itself with small, fragrant, lime-green flowers and lemon centres, that are primrose-yellow in bud during the spring. Clematis 'Pixie' is a slow growing plant with finely cut, dark green leaves which are bronze coloured in spring and is a dwarf growing variety, making it ideal for the smaller garden, where it can be used as ground cover within the flower border, trained as a climber or planted in a container on the patio.

Clematis 'Pixie' was raised by Graham Hutchins of County Park Nursery, Essex, England.


Pixie characteristics

Growing

  • Attractive features: Spring foliage colour
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners
  • Flowering duration: Average (2-3 weeks)
  • Height after 10 years: Up to 1.5m / 5ft
  • Growth habit: Sprawling
  • Spread after 10 years: Less than 1m / 3ft

Climate

  • Cold hardiness (RHS): H6 (to -20C)
  • Cold hardiness (USDA): (6) -10F / -23C

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Flower colour: Green
  • Flowering month: March April
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Yellow
  • Annual cycle: Evergreen