This vigorous, evergreen clematis blooms in early spring with masses of small, star-shaped, sweetly fragrant flowers that are pink in bud opening to white flowers with pink reverses. The young leaves and stems have a lovely bronze tint. The mature leaves are long, pointed and deep green. Tolerant of part shade. As with all clematis C. armandii appreciates it's roots in the shade.
Asia - China and Japan
Forest margins, wooded places and shrubberies, streamsides in hills and mountains.