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Wisteria sinensis ‘Alba’

Chinese wisteria

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Features

  • BloomsJune to June
  • Height5m to 9m
  • Spread0.3m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Wisteria sinensis ‘Alba’ (Chinese wisteria). This vigorous, deciduous, woody-stemmed, twining climber has mid green leaves divided into oval leaflets. In early summer, there are racemes of strongly fragrant, pea-like, white flowers.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

Asia

Interest and use

Fragrance, climbing, privacy

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist, Dry or Moist

Cultivation

They will prefer a sunny position with humus-rich, well-drained soil. You should prune after the flowering, You can propagate from cuttings or by layering in late summer.

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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