Clematis brachiata is a herbaceous or somewhat woody vine/climber with spreading, slender hairy stems. It carries the most beautiful small flowers between December and May, they are sweetly scented, white and hairy about 20mm in diameter. The fruits have a long feathery style. It is commonly found in bushy hillsides, particularly rocky places or scrub and forest margins. It attracts many butterflies and other insects and also 5 moth species. It is reasonably drought resistant and can tolerate moderate frost.
Clematis brachiata is a beautiful specimen to grow on a trellis, pergola or fence, it is decorative, it also grows beautifully in a wild garden being allowed to grow in trees or shrubs, on old tree stumps, or even to trail embankments or as a light groundcover.