Wisteria

Wisteria × formosa

Wisteria - Wisteria × formosa

Common Name: Wisteria
Genus: Wisteria
Species: × formosa

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
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May & June

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

  • Other features: velvety green seed-pods in hot summers; all parts of the plant are harmful if ingested

Pendent clusters of fragrant pea-like violet-blue flowers each with white and yellow markings appear in May and June on this vigorous Wisteria. It is perfect for training over a sunny wall or stout pergola where the flowers can best be appreciated from below. To enhance flowering it requires ample space for the roots to become well established and it will need pruning twice a year.

  • 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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