Chinese wisteria

Wisteria sinensis 'Alba'

Chinese wisteria - Wisteria sinensis  'Alba'

Common Name: Chinese wisteria
Genus: Wisteria
Species: sinensis
Cultivar: 'Alba'

Category: Climbers & Wall Shrubs
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage
Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit

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

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
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.

Pendant clusters of fragrant pure white pea-like flowers in May and June followed in hot summers by velvety green seed-pods. This classic white Chinese wisteria looks wonderful trained as a small weeping tree. Renowned for its superior fragrance, it's an ideal fast-growing climber for covering a sheltered sunny wall or strong pergola.

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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