Chinese wisteria

Wisteria sinensis

Chinese wisteria - Wisteria sinensis

Common Name: Chinese wisteria
Genus: Wisteria
Species: sinensis

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 sunSpread: 5.00 m (500 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue, Lilac
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 pea-like bluish-lilac flowers in May and June often followed by velvety-green seed-pods. This vigorous Chinese wisteria looks fabulous trained over a sunny wall or strong pergola. Renowned for its superior fragrance and flower-colour 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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