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Wisteria sinensis ‘Caroline’

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Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height8m
  • Spread8m
  • Speed of GrowthFast
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourMauve, lilac
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Wisteria sinensis ‘Caroline’. This Wisteria has racemes of scented, pea-like, mauve to lilac flowers.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Climber

Other common names

Wisteria 'Amethyst'

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Grown for its fragrant, elegant flowers and foliage, as well as its habit.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Requires support, such as wires or trellis. Prune in February and August to encourage flowering.

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.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Scale insects, leaf spot, powdery mildew.

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