Japanese wisteria

Wisteria floribunda

Japanese wisteria - Wisteria floribunda

Common Name: Japanese wisteria
Genus: Wisteria
Species: floribunda

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

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

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue, Purple, Pink, White
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: June

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



    Pendent clusters of fragrant pea-like violet-blue pink or white flowers in June and light grey-green leaflets turning yellow in autumn. Often underrated this lovely Japanese wisteria is less vigorous than other varieties. Ideal for training against a sunny house wall to ensure success the twining stems need careful pruning.
  • 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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