Clematis microphylla|Small-leaved Clematis, Kenam

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Medium, dense climber scrambling through the lower and medium storeys..
Size (W x H)
Medium climber to 5m high
Light green leaves to 30mm long, divided into 3's 2-3 times, margins of leaflets entire. Leaflets narrow to egg-shaped. Stalks twining around stems.
Masses of starry flowers on male and female plants. Fruits feathery and persistent.
Flower colour
Flower time
July to November
Growing conditions
Dry well drained and rocky soils. Frost tolerant. Full sun, partial shade.
Commonly used for
A dainty climber for fences and screen areas. Will smother small plants in a garden bed. Foliage tends to be along the top of the creeper.
Available at indigenous nursery
Attracts birds
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Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory