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Clematis: Clematis 'Bill Mackenzie'

Botanical name: Clematis 'Bill Mackenzie'

Common name: clematis

also known as (orange peel clematis)

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Planted
1
time

Sprite
created by:
chief cultivator

Mercer island, Wa

at a glance

Soil: damp, alkaline, sand
Sun:
  
  
Zones: 5a thru 9b
Care:
average
Lifespan:
perennial
Category:   
Attributes:

deer resistant, poisonous, climber

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description for "Clematis: Clematis 'Bill Mackenzie'"

'Bill Mackenzie' clematis is small-flowered. Barry Fretwell, in his monograph "Clematis," regards this as one of the finest clematis ever raised. He praises the showy plant for its multitude of brilliant yellow flowers over a long season. The 3-inch wide flowers are nodding and cover about the whole plant. As some flowers go to seed, producing wispy silver seed heads, they combine with the new flowers for a silver-and-gold-contrast. 'Bill Mackenzie' is a member of Group 3 (Group C) clematis – prune in the late winter or very early spring to about 12 to 16 inches. The Group 3 clematis flowers on the current year’s growth, so pruning back hard in the late winter encourages lots of new growth and flowers for later in the season. Provide full sun to part shade and consistent moisture. – edited by dtd pbcouchman

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