Wisteria Floribunda Black Dragon
Wisteria Sinensis Alba
Wisteria Sinensis, Chinese Wisteria, is a much-loved beautiful climber from the Far East renowned for amazing beautiful cascades of gloriously scented racemes of lavender or white flowers in spring and early summer arising from bare stems as leaves do not appear until blossoming is over. Flowering is followed by pale green divided leaves which turn yellow in the autumn.
Wisteria sinensis is a vigorous deciduous climbing plant with twining stems that needs wires or trellis for support, ideal for growing against the side of a house or along a garden fence. Although Wisteria sinensis is very hardy and fast-growing , it is slow to get established and plants grown from seed may take several years to start flowering. The plants we supply are mature and capable of flowering. The plant itself has a high hardy rating of H6 making it perfect for the British climate. Just make sure to shelter in an extreme cold snap. The plant can be affected by potential pests and diseases so keep an eye out for this. Follow the guide on pruning wisteria for details on caring for your plant.
Latin Name: Wisteria Sinensis
English Name: Chinese Wisteria, Chinese Kidney Bean
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Flowering Period: Spring
Suggested Location: Outdoor.
Suggested Soil Type: Moist but well-drained. Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Suggested Exposure to Sunlight: Full Sunlight or Partial Shade.
Suggested Exposure to Weather: Sheltered
Hardiness Rating: High (H6)
Lowest Temperature Tolerance: -25 °C to -15 °C (-13 °F to 5 °F)
Suggested Uses: Hedging. Privacy Screening. Coastal styles.
Maintenance: Pruning wisteria
Toxicity: All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested
Growth Habit: Climbing
Pests: Can get scale insects
Diseases: May be affected by a leaf spot and powdery mildews
Cultivation: A large, long-lived climber so choosing the right site is important. Can be grown informally through large tree or more formally against a house wall or trained as a free-standing half standard in a container. Will grow in most soils that are moist but well-drained. Further wisteria cultivation advice
Propagation: Propagate by layering, softwood cuttings, hardwood cuttings or grafting
Suggested planting locations and garden types: Wall-side Borders
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