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Wisteria sinensis ‘Caroline’

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A charming climber, Wisteria sinensis 'Caroline' is found in the wild on cliffs and trees in parts of W. China with beautiful, lilac-blue flowers even as a young plant. These have a wonderful scent noticeable from some distance away once established.

A popular plant for training along wires or up trellis against a sunny house wall or fence and or even through established trees or shrubs!

Supplied Size: 2L deep containers (40 - 60 cm tall)

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Wisteria sinensis  ‘Caroline’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Wisteria sinensis  ‘Caroline’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
2 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun.
Soil: Moist, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Flowering Period: May - June.
Flower Colour: Lilac-blue
Rate of Growth: Moderate to vigorous.
Habit: Wisteria sinensis 'Caroline' grows to be a large climbing plant which requires support as it will not self-cling.
Height: 8 m (26 ft)
Spread: 8 m (26 ft)

Notes: Prolific flowering can be encouraged by pruning branches back to create stumpy spurs in August and February. This plant is also known as Wisteria sinensis 'Amethyst'

Plant Finder: about Wisteria sinensis ‘Caroline’

Common names

Wisteria 'Amethyst'


Wisteria sinensis ‘Caroline’. This Wisteria has racemes of scented, pea-like, mauve to lilac flowers.


Requires support, such as wires or trellis. Prune in February and August to encourage flowering.

Interest and use

Grown for its fragrant, elegant flowers and foliage, as well as its habit.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Wisteria sinensis  ‘Caroline’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterMoist

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