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Wisteria

Wisteria spp.

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

12m

Max

12m

8m

Min

8m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Wisteria Overview

Wisteria is a genus with around 10 deciduous, woody-stemmed vine species. They are grown for their dramatic and fragrant pea-shaped, scented purple flowers and their twining, climbing habit. They are popular in cottage gardens and usually trained up walls, buildings, trees or pergolas where they are supported, and their beautiful flowers may hang freely. These are arranged in clusters on unbranched stems called racemes. Originally from China, Japan, Korea and the USA, this genus has been developed by botanists, with attractive white, pink and blue flowers commercially available.

Common problems with Wisteria

How to propagate Wisteria

Cuttings

Layering

Grafting

Seed

Seed in autumn or spring. Plants produced from seed may not flower until some years old and often have poor flowers.

Special features of Wisteria

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Wisteria

Grown for their spectacular flowers and suitable for walls, pergolas and for growing against buildings and through trees. Attracts butterflies.

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