Also called Armand’s clematis, evergreen clematis (Clematis armandii) is a flowering member of the buttercup family that can grow up to 20 feet. Gardeners interested in cultivating the perennial vine can follow a few basic care tips to ensure a healthy plant.
A native of China, evergreen clematis is a suitable plant for mild climates. The plant does best in USDA zones 8 to 10, though it may be grown in USDA zone 7B with protection.
Plant in a well-draining soil in a partially shaded location. The plant prefers more sunlight in cooler climates and less sunlight in warm climates. Once established, evergreen clematis is remarkably drought-tolerant.
Evergreen clematis is a fast-growing vine that can be used to cover trellises, trees and unsightly structures. The vine is rarely bothered by pests and disease and requires little attention if grown in the right conditions.