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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile, Humus-rich, Chalky
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterMoist

Description

Wisteria genus. These are deciduous woody-stemmed, twining climbers which produce large, drooping sprays of perfumed flowers in late spring to mid summer with light green foliage. They will also produce bean-like, green seed pods.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fragrants

Origin

E Asia, E USA

Interest and use

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

Cultivation

They will prefer a sunny position with humus-rich, well-drained soil. You should prune after the flowering. Prune after flowering and again in late winter.

Propagation

You can propagate from cuttings or by layering in late summer. Bench grafting in winter or by seed in autumn or spring. Plants produced from seed may not flower until some years old and often have poor flowers.

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