Japanese wisteria

Wisteria floribunda 'Rosea'

Japanese wisteria - Wisteria floribunda  'Rosea'

Common Name: Japanese wisteria
Genus: Wisteria
Species: floribunda
Cultivar: 'Rosea'

Category: Climbers & Wall Shrubs

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 9.00 m (900 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 5.00 m (500 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: Green, YellowFlowering Period: June

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

Rare Japanese wisteria producing pendulous clusters up to 45cm (18in) long of pale rose-pink flowers in June. Less vigorous than other varieties it's ideal for training against a sunny house wall. To enhance flowering provide ample space for the roots to spread and carefully prune the twining stems twice a year.
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Other features: light grey-green leaflets turning yellow in autumn; velvety green seed-pods in hot summers; all parts of the plant are harmful if ingested
  • Garden care: 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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