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Western White Clematis (Clematis ligusticifolia)

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  • Western White Clematis (Clematis Ligusticifolia) http://www.sagebud.com/western-white-clematis-clematis-ligusticifolia
    Credit: Stan Shebs | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5 CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
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Clematis Ligusticifolia, or more commonly know as Western White Clematis, is a vine with green foliage and white flowers of the genus Clematis. It has a moderate growth rate and a height of 1 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is spring and summer, blooms during mid summer and is somewhat tolerant of shade. Clematis Ligusticifolia or Western White Clematis's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Clematis
  • Family: Ranunculaceae
  • Order: Ranunculales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Vine
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (N)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACU FACW
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(NI) 2(FACW) 4(FACU) 5(FACU) 6(NI) 7(FAC) 8(FACU) 9(FAC-) 0(FAC)
  • Active Growth Period: Spring and Summer
  • Allelopath: No
  • Bloat: None
  • C:N Ratio: Medium
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistance: No
  • Flower Color: White
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Foliage Porosity Summer: Moderate
  • Foliage Porosity Winter: Porous
  • Foliage Texture: Medium
  • Fruit/Seed Color: White
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: No
  • Growth Form: Multiple Stem
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Height at 20 Years Maximum (feet): 1
  • Height Mature (feet): 1
  • Leaf Retention: No
  • Lifespan: Long
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Resprout Ability: Yes
  • Shape and Orientation: Climbing
  • Toxicity: None
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: Yes
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: None
  • CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
  • Cold Stratification Required: No
  • Drought Tolerance: Medium
  • Fertility Requirement: Medium
  • Fire Tolerance: Medium
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 120
  • Hedge Tolerance: Medium
  • Moisture Use: Medium
  • pH (Minimum): 5.6
  • pH (Maximum): 8.4
  • Planting Density per Acre Minimum: 1200
  • Planting Density per Acre Maximum: 4800
  • Precipitation (Minimum): 12
  • Precipitation (Maximum): 20
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 16
  • Salinity Tolerance: Low
  • Shade Tolerance: Intermediate
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): -38
  • Bloom Period: Mid Summer
  • Commercial Availability: Routinely Available
  • Fruit/Seed Abundance: Low
  • Fruit/Seed Period Begin: Summer
  • Fruit/Seed Period End: Fall
  • Fruit/Seed Persistence: Yes
  • Propagated by Bare Root: Yes
  • Propagated by Bulbs: No
  • Propagated by Container: Yes
  • Propagated by Corms: No
  • Propagated by Cuttings: Yes
  • Propagated by Seed: Yes
  • Propagated by Sod: No
  • Propagated by Sprigs: No
  • Propagated by Tubers: No
  • Seed per Pound: 314000
  • Seed Spread Rate: Slow
  • Seedling Vigor: Medium
  • Small Grain: No
  • Vegetative Spread Rate: Moderate




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