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Wisteria frutescens

American wisteria

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height6m to 12m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourPale purple
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Wisteria frutescens (American wisteria). This species is a deciduous twining woody vine growing to 12m, with oval to lanceolate leaves. The flowers are borne in racemes of fragrant, pale purple blooms.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fragrant

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

Propagate from cuttings or by layering in late summer.

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