Wisteria floribunda 'Alba'
white Japanese wisteria
- Position: full sun or light, dappled shade
- Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Flowering period: June
- Flower colour: white
- Other features: velvety, green seed-pods in hot summers; all parts of the plant are harmful if ingested
- Hardiness: fully hardy
This elegant white Japanese wisteria produces extravagant clusters up to 60cm (24in) long of fragrant, pea-like, white flowers in June and light green leaflets, turning yellow in autumn. Less vigorous than many other varieties it's ideal for training against a sunny house wall. To enhance flowering prune the twining stems twice a year.
All the Wisterias we sell are grafted, so will start to flower at a younger age than those grown from cuttings.
- Garden care: In the first growing season tie in lateral shoots and cut back sub-lateral shoots to two or three buds. During the first winter cut back laterals by one third and sub-laterals by two or three buds.
- Harmful if eaten
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