The Clematis akebioides growing at the east gate lodge is covered in flower. The buds are held on long stalks setting the flower out from the straggly stems. Opening slightly yellow they turn a burnished brown complimenting the other autumnal colours in the garden. Collected in Yunnan province, SW China where it scrambles through shrubs reaching 3 metres in height. Deciduous foliage covers the untidy mass of tangled stems that work their way into and through any plant or supporting structure to aid support.