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Clematis macrophylla 'Elgar'

Climbing Clematis

from From £17.99 (ex. VAT)
( £21.59 (ex. VAT) inc. VAT)

Clematis macrophylla 'Elgar' is the variety admired by Carol Klein on Gardeners' World when filming at the 2015 RHS Malvern Show. This new, free flowering variety of Clematis will soon be a favourite in our British gardens.

With pendulous, deep pink tinged, violet double flowers (almost beetroot colour!) from late March to May, Clematis 'Elgar' is a fantastic choice for a climbing plant. The large nodding flowers provide wonderful ornamental value and this variety of Clematis will withstand cold winters and will repeat flower if lightly pruned after first flowering. Aside from this optional pruning, there is no further pruning requirement for this variety.

Best suited to a sunny or partially shaded site in fertile, well drained soil. This climbing clematis is supplied with a triple cane support.

AKA Clematis 'Sir Edward Elgar', Clematis 'Elgar', Early Large-Flowered Clematis Elgar more ›
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3L pot 60-90cm Climber £17.99 (ex. VAT)
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Please note: Sunday 17th December is the last order date for Christmas delivery (excludes pleached and mature trees which have an earlier deadline).

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team. Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order, with many being despatched to our tried and tested couriers within 24 hours. To be on the safe side allow up to 10 working days for despatch. These trees are sent on a 'no signature required' basis, so there's no need to be in to receive your delivery. You can give instructions on where to leave it via the checkout or send us an email (

There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) because we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers to notify them of the delivery date and whether the delivery driver needs help unloading the trees.

Gift trees and other trees required for arrival on a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure at no extra charge, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre and therefore customers need to make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.


Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees with a height under 1.5 metres) : £7.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees with a height of 1.5-2 metres) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat

1-4 large trees (trees too large to fit in a box): £19.95 + vat

Mature trees, pleached trees or 5+ large trees: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. You can buy as many trees as you want for the same delivery cost and so it can work out to be economical.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.


Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Non Mainland UK

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us and we'll see if we can find a solution.

Planting Advice for Clematis Climbing plants trees

When planting Clematis, such as Clematis macrophylla 'Elgar', it is important to prepare the planting area well. Pot grown Clematis climbers can be planted at any time of the year. You will need to carry out the following to prepare your planting site.

Firstly, remove all weeds and grass around the planting hole then dig a hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2-3x as wide. We recommend digging a square hole as this encourages the roots to grow straight as opposed to around inside the hole. To help your climber establish more effectively, we advise applying root grow, especially if you have poor soil. Gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole.

Using 50% of the original soil and 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the plant as this can cause problems. If planting against a wall or fence, provide support in the form of a trellis or mesh which the Clematis can twine around.

Aftercare Advice for Clematis Elgar

If you’re planting in dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. The same goes for spring and summer planting. Make sure to keep an eye on your young plant and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water a little. We also stock a range of irrigation kits, suitable for a variety of planting schemes.

Once planted, it is important to keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. Do not simply mow the grass around the area as this will only encourage it to grow more vigorously.

Pruning Advice for Clematis climbers

Climbing plants have a reputation for being high maintenance when it comes to pruning, but this is not the case! When pruned at the correct times, Clematis plants thrive.

Simply lightly prune this variety of Clematis after flowering to encourage a second flush.


Clematis macrophylla 'Elgar' (Climbing Clematis) Description

  • Common name: Clematis Elgar
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 3 x 2 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn
  • Foliage: Mid-green leaves
  • Soil: Requires a fertile, well-drained soil