Japanese Wisteria

Wisteria floribunda

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Wisteria floribunda Multijuga by Steve Law (CC BY-SA 2.0)
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A close up of some Wisteria floribunda flowers
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Wisteria floribunda Multijuga by Steve Law (CC BY-SA 2.0)
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Wisteria floribunda is a vigorous, twining climber can produce violet-blue, pink or white flowers in early summer. The showy, fragrant flowers are pea-like in shape and borne in up to 30 cm long, pendant racemes. This species is capable of displacing native vegetation and can even kill other trees and shrubs be removing a strip of bark around the plant (an invasive process known as girdling).

Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Summer

Fruiting time

Autumn

Propagation

Cuttings

Take softwood cuttings in early summer or hardwood cuttings in late summer or early autumn.

Special features

Attracts bees

Attractive flowers

Special features

Origin

Japan, Asia

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Compost, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Notes

Suits being planted in wall side borders in coastal or informal cottage gardens.

Personality

Family

Fabaceae

Flower colour

Pink, Purple, White

Scent

Strong