Japanese wisteria

Wisteria floribunda 'Kuchi-beni' (syn. Wisteria Lipstick)

Japanese wisteria  - Wisteria floribunda  'Kuchi-beni' (syn. Wisteria Lipstick)

Common Name: Japanese wisteria
Genus: Wisteria
Species: floribunda
Cultivar: 'Kuchi-beni' (syn. Wisteria Lipstick)

Category: Climbers & Wall Shrubs
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Has colourful autumn foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 9.00 m (900 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 5.00 m (500 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple, Pink, White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained



    Pendent clusters of fragrant pea-like pale mauve-pink flowers tipped with purple in June and light grey-green leaflets turning yellow in autumn. Often underrated Japanese wisterias are less vigorous than other varieties and are ideal for growing against a sunny house wall or a sturdy pergola. To encourage plenty of flowers the twining stems need careful pruning.

  • Garden care: After planting prune back the leading shoot to 90cm (36in) above the ground. In the first growing season tie in lateral shoots and cut back sub-lateral shoots to two or three buds. During the first winter cut back laterals by one third and sub-laterals by two or three buds.


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