This Award-winning Clematis is a spring treat worth waiting for! One day in the middle of the season all of those attractive red buds will bloom into tiny cream pink flowers and what they lack in size they more than make up for with sheer numbers. These impressive flowers look like apple blossoms but smell just like fresh vanilla! A must have for any Clematis lover and anyone who prides themselves on having the best smelling garden in the neighborhood. Besides its lovely flowers, this eager evergreen climber has another layer of interest in its foliage which begins as bronze before it mature to a deep green. Because both new and old leaves can be found at the same time you'll get a lovely two toned effect making the vine look great even when not in bloom. Apple Blossom is a fast grower and does best in partial shade everywhere but the very most northern parts of the country. Pruning Group I. Zones 6-9.