As a flowering and climbing plant native to China, Clematis armandii is loved in Bay Area landscapes for its showy and fragrant flowers. It can reach to 15′ with dark green lance-shaped leaves that create an attractive contrasting texture to the fragrant 2.5″ white flowers that appear in spring. This beautiful vine attracts bees, butterflies, and other pollinators too. And with the right support or in the right location, it’s a great option for creating a green screen or covering fences quickly. Avoid planting Clematis armandii in salty soil or in salty marine air. It does best in full sun with well-draining soil and has modest water needs.