Clematis Advent Bells

Clematis Advent Bells
Clematis Advent Bells
Clematis Advent Bells
Clematis Advent Bells
Clematis Advent Bells

Clematis Advent Bells

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Thorncroft Clematis
Plant Size
Plants will usually be about 45-90cm tall on delivery, this can vary depending on the time of year and variety chosen. They are grown in 3 litre containers and are 2 years Old.
Any Aspect
Facing Aspect
Flowering Months
November - March
Average Flower Size (Inches)
Average Height (Feet)
Tidy After Flowering (Group 1)
Soil Type
Well Drained
Hardiness Zone
H5 - Hardy - Cold Winter (-15C to -10C)
Suitable for Containers
1.50 kg
Cultivation Information

clematis Advent Bells has a charming cream flower, very heavily freckled and striped inside with red, will provide a great profusion of dainty hanging blooms during the winter months. Even more abundant than the ever popular Freckles.

Advent Bells is a cross between napaulensis and Freckles, meaning it will usually have a summer dormancy.

Cultivation Advice
These winter flowering clematis produce masses of nodding bell-like flowers. Whilst the foliage is classed as EVERGREEN it looks at its best in autumn, winter and spring, they can have a natural dormant period in summer, when the leaves sometimes go brown.  The Cirrhosa Group require a sunny, free draining situation that is sheltered from the worst of the cold winds.  If required, prune immediately after flowering.
IMPORTANT! While in a dormant state during summer they do not want frequent watering because this can cause damage to the root, they are used to being dry during the summer. Avoid them becoming too excessively wet during their first autumn and winter in the ground or perhaps consider planting in the spring.
For more Tips on growing Cirrhosa Clematis click here.

Delivery Details

Delivery from £7.99 and most customers never pay over £9.99!

We offer a year-round Mail Order and Delivery service (subject to weather and availability). We do not dispatch small or young plants, but send our mature plants in 3 litre pots anywhere in the United Kingdom and Europe.

We dispatch Monday to Thursday each week so usually your order will be dispatched within 1-2 days of ordering, however during busy periods this can be expected to increase. Any significant delays will be notified by email and posted on the website. 
Orders made after midday Thursday are usually dispatched on the following Monday.
We use DHL for all our deliveries. To get the most out of the delivery service download the DHL App. Find out more here - DHL APP.

To see our last dispatch date before Christmas
 - please Click Here

Instructions to Nursery
 - At the checkout stage you are able to add an instruction to the nursery such as, 'Please avoid March 20th - 25th' or 'Away in June'. 

Instructions to courier
 - Please give us details of a safe place where the parcel can be left (Please note - this is at the customer's risk). If no instructions to leave the parcel are given and there is no one to sign for it, then our carrier will try to deliver the following day.

Please provide your mobile number or email address and our carrier will tell you the hour your delivery will be made within and if it is not convenient you will be able to re-arrange the delivery directly with them.


UK Delivery Charges


Post Codes

Number of Plants



Standard postal area

Any not listed below



5 +



Isle of Wight

Scilly Isles

(2 Day Service)









Scottish Highlands

& Islands

Isle of Man

Channel Islands

(2 Day Service)

AB 31-38 & 40-56 


KA 27-28


PA 20-38; 41-49 & 60-78

PH 4-44 & 49-50








Export to Northern Ireland and outside the UK

We no longer offer to export to Northern Ireland or outside the United Kingdom and are sorry for any disappointment this has caused.

Click & Collect

Although we do not open on a regular basis, we are delighted to offer a Click & Collect option for you to collect your orders from our Rails End Nursery location in Worcestershire.
While we get to grips with this new offering we will have to restrict the collection day to a Friday only between 10:00 & 3PM with the hope of expanding that at a later date if we feel it is possible.

Make your online order, checkout and pay online just as if it was a delivery order but of course select Click & Collect instead of a shipping method.
Because we are predominantly a mail order business, our systems are automated and much of the terminology revolves around the kinds of terms used in mail order, so please forgive us for this.
You will receive the following automated emails after making your order.
1. Order acknowledgement. - Full details of your order.
2. Order Status Update - Pending - meaning your order is received into our order processing system
3. Order Status Update - Processing - meaning we are picking and cleaning your plants
4. Order Status Update - Dispatched - in the case of Collection orders, your plants are almost ready for you to pick up.
5. Order Status Update - Completed - your plants are ready for you to pick up on the next Friday.


You can collect from our new location at:
Rails End Nursery
Back Lane
WR11 7RG

About Our Plants

At Thorncroft the quality of our clematis plants is very important to us and we will not compromise on keeping up the high standards our customers have come to expect.

We supply plants mostly in a 3 litre container, growing on a 3 foot (1 meter) bamboo cane support, occasionally a 2 litre pot is sufficient to ensure a quality plant is produced.  Your clematis can not always be delivered in full flower, however we will aim to send you the most advanced plant for you so that you get the best display possible in the first year of our plants being in your garden.

Chelsea Chop - Also from time to time we will need to prune plants back to keep them tidy on their cane. While every effort is made to only supply plants in full leaf we may on occasions send plants that have been recently pruned or had leaves removed and will include notes to explain why this has been done.  It's known as the 'Chelsea Chop' and is commonly seen in late May and June.

Please keep in mind that some of the more specialist clematis have different habits, so these standards can vary depending on the type you are buying but it gives you a good guide on what to expect. 

From the very outset, the Thorncroft philosophy is to provide a clematis which will thrive for the customer in their garden but also to provide the expert knowledge that we have gained over the years to help advise you which clematis are the best.

We have been sending plants by mail order to customers all over the world and have build up a good knowledge of which plants perform best in various parts of the globe. We also value your experience and if would like to tell us about which clematis you grow in your country, please do, it will allow us to continue learning

Reviews (8)
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8 Reviews:

Clematis Advent Bells
13 June 2024  | 

Excellent service, always kept informed for example if there is a delay.
Well packed and a beautiful plant.
Thank you very much

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15 May 2024  | 

Took about a month to arrive after ordering but have been told this is normal. Just planted but looks healthy.

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21 July 2023  | 

The best communication from any firm Iíve ordered from online. Prompt delivery, well packaged. Very healthy plant

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Very good service
15 June 2023  | 

Great communication and delivery service. We'll packaged and no plastic pollution either. Good quality, large plant and very helpful planting and care instructions. Plant has slightly yellow leaves which have not yet recovered - I think it is just what happens with evergreen clematis in summer + we have had exceptionally hot weather. The other clematis I bought at the same time is tip top, so I am expecting this one will be just as good in the long run

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Great quality
24 March 2023  | 

Great quality and great advice from Peter many thanks. We bought several.types all good.

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Promised quality delivered
03 December 2021  | 

The plants arrived in promised time and were in excellent condition.


Advent Bells
28 July 2020  | 

Ordered this plant after getting information from Peter.Wow what a plant,it has grown wonderful and loves its position in my garden.I can not wait to see it flower. Great company to deal with in all aspects.


Stunning performance
28 July 2020  | 

I bought this on a whim when i saw it in a magazine or online.
I wanted something for the winter months and thought it would take a year to get established before flowering. Thorncrofts plant arrived the day after ordering, it was nearly 3 foot tall and had flowers dripping from it all the way up.
the flower finished after just three weeks but then it wa s a new plant and then it started to grow, and boy did it GROW!!
Its now about 7 feet tall and spreads about the same. next year its going to be stunning! I wish I could post pictures here.