Wisteria floribunda 'Multijuga'
Japanese wisteria (syn. W. Macrobotrys)
A nurseyman of my acquanintance has this growing in 6m/20ft depth of sandy soil and it continues to flourish without extra watering or feeding. If you have similar soil, give it a go: wisteria is incredibly drought tolerant
- Position: full sun or light, dappled shade
- Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Flowering period: June
- Flower colour: lilac with dark violet markings
- Other features: velvety, green seed-pods in hot summers; all parts of the plant are harmful if ingested
- Hardiness: fully hardy
One of the most spectacular wisterias, it bears extravagantly long clusters of fragrant, pea-like flowers in a soft shade of lilac with darker violet markings. The trusses of this Japanese wisteria are longer than average, and appear as the leaves emerge in June. The bi-coloured blooms are very beautiful, and the plant will create an eye-catching feature, when grown over a robust pergola or trained against a protected, sunny wall.
All the Wisterias we sell are grafted, so will start to flower at a younger age than those grown from cuttings.
- Garden care: After planting prune back the leading shoot to 90cm (36in) above the ground. 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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