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Wisteria brachybotrys ‘Shiro Kapitan’

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  • Wisteria brachybotrys ‘Shiro Kapitan’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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Features

  • BloomsJune to July
  • Height5m to 10m
  • Spread0.3m
  • Growth HabitScrambling or scandent
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourDeep green

Description

Wisteria brachybotrys ‘Shiro Kapitan’ (Wisteria). This plant also comes under the names of: 'Shiro Kapitan', f. alba, 'Alba Plena', f. plena, W. Venusta 'Alba' and W. Venusta 'Alba Plena'. It produces white flowers, which are sometimes double, with a yellow tinge at the base of each of the standards.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Vine

Other common names

Silky white wisteria

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

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

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  • Wisteria brachybotrys ‘Shiro Kapitan’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will prefer a sunny position with humus-rich, well-drained soil. You should prune after the flowering.

Propagation

You can propagate from cuttings or by layering in late summer.

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