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Wisteria chinensis

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to July
  • Height5m to 9m
  • Spread0.3m to 1m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourBlue-white
  • Leaf ColourLight green

Description

Wisteria chinensis (Wisteria). This species is a twining climber with pinnate leaves divided into 7-13 elliptic-ovate leaflets. There are fragrant, pea-like, blue-white flowers borne in pendent racemes, in late spring and early summer, followed by bean-like velvety green seed pods.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Chinese wisteria

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.

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Needs

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

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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