Clematis terniflora (Sweet Autumn Clematis)

Clematis terniflora (Sweet Autumn Clematis)
Clematis terniflora (Sweet Autumn Clematis)
Clematis terniflora (Sweet Autumn Clematis)
Clematis terniflora (Sweet Autumn Clematis)

Clematis terniflora (Sweet Autumn Clematis)

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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.
Sun to Part Shade
Facing Aspect
Flowering Months
August - November
Average Flower Size (Inches)
Average Height (Feet)
Hard in Feb/March (Group 3)
Soil Type
Moist but Good Drainage
Hardiness Zone
H6 - Hardy - Very Cold Winter (-20C to -15C)
Suitable for Containers
Deciduous Climber
1.50 kg
Cultivation Information

Clematis terniflora has clusters of small white star-shaped flowers with a gorgeous hawthorn-like perfume, from which it gets its common name 'Sweet Autumn Clematis'.  Also known as clematis maximowicziana

Cultivation Advice.
This lovely group of scented clematis can make useful additions to our gardens. They produce literally hundreds of star-like flowers, which have a hawthorn-like perfume, attracting bees and butterflies to the garden.  Whilst these can be grown in any aspect, they will flower better, and the perfume will be stronger if grown in a sunny, free draining position.

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
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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 (10)
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10 Reviews:

Very happy with purchase
04 April 2024  | 

Strong healthy looking plant with growth just starting.
Very happy with my purchase.

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clematis terniflora
20 April 2023  | 

so far in v good condition

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Can۪t wait for next summer
06 November 2021  | 

Let down by a previous supplier I came across Thorncroft Clematis on a web search and ordered my plant. It came well package and I was delighted by the size and quality of the plant (it was October after all). So pleased - I۪m really looking forwards to next summer to see and smell the flowers! Will be a great addition to our patio and pergola


Big healthy plant
26 September 2021  | 

A quality plant,good healthy condition ready to flower very impressed


11 May 2021  | 

I bought two different Clematis and have to say they were packaged very well when i opened the boxes i was delighted at the condition they are perfect i have never recieved such lovely plants thankyou very much. I will be ordering more when i have some more room.


24 September 2020  | 

Let it grow up, and it becomes spectacular, and with magnificent white clusters; try it on a high tree, it will make clouds of colour; flowering time adds an extra value!

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Flower power worth the wait
28 July 2020  | 

If you want to cover a fence fast this is for you. It's year 2 for mine and although it's a late flowerinf clematis its worth the wait. Still has masses of flowers in October.
Easy to keep in check as it's group 3 prune.
Only fault is the leaves on the lower stems die off early on so grow something tall in front to hide this.

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Excellent service
28 July 2020  | 

Plants arrived in excellent condition and in the timeframe promised!

My congratulations on your excellent packaging, which provided complete protection - the plants arrived in perfect condition. I'm somewhat of a connoisseur of packaging for dispatch, having made my living as a maker of glass objects for forty years.

The driver commented that usually parcels have an indication as to which way should be up, and I replied that the handles sort of indicated the right way up. I report this simply because it wouldn't hurt to mark an arrow with a marker pen.
Friendly, courteous and efficient delivery - congratulations to Interlink!

Thank you also for the notes and information provided and appreciation of your expertise and experience in matters clematis.


Brilliant clematis
28 July 2020  | 

Beautiful scented scrambler..In its first year suffered from slug damage but I wove it up a nearby rose and now find that it's vigorous enough to hold its own. I cut it back hard in late winter. Keeps getting better!


28 July 2020  | 

Strong plant, she liked it immediately, beautiful small flowers. No illnesses