Clematis armandii 'Apple Blossom' has superb evergreen foliage that looks good all year round, accompanied by large sprays of whitish pink, vanilla-scented flowers, deeper pink in bud, in early and mid-spring.
Clematis cirrhosa 'Wisley Cream' is a large evergreen climber with divided, lobed and toothed glossy dark green leaves which are bronze in winter, and nodding pale cream flowers to 8cm across, in late autumn, winter or early spring. Good silky seedheads. This winter-flowering clematis is perfect for training over a pergola, doorway or arch, in a sunny, sheltered site. blooms from November to March, zone 7-9