Chinese Wisteria - 3 litres
Wisteria sinensis , the Chinese Wisteria, is one of the best loved of all climbing plants, spectacular in May with racemes of scented lilac-blue flowers, draping a wall or pergola, festooning the branches of a large tree, or trained as a free-standing standard. Grafted plants flower at a young age. Capable of growing up to 8m, but easily restricted by pruning and can even be trained as a small standard tree or up a post, to 2-2.5m.
Plant in moist but well-drained, humus-rich soil, in sun or light shade. Tie in to horizontal wire supports if growing on a wall. Once a permanent framework has been established prune extension growths from the main branches back to 4-6 leaves in late July or early August and then back to 3-4 buds in midwinter. Wisterias climbing up trees are left unpruned.
British nursery grown.
|Botanical name||Wisteria sinensis|
|British nursery grown||Y|
|Common name||Chinese Wisteria|
|Flower colour||Purple, Blue|
|Flowering time||Spring, Summer|
|Plant type||Deciduous Climbers|
|Season of interest||Spring, Summer|
|Time to maturity||10 - 20 years|
|Ultimate height||4.1m - 8m|
|Ultimate spread||4.1m - 8m|