Wisteria frutescens 'Amethyst Falls (PBR)'
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, moist but well-drained
- Flowering period: May to June
- Other features: fragrant flowers, sometimes followed by velvety, green seed-pods in hot summers; all parts of the plant are harmful if ingested
- Hardiness: fully hardy
A native species of North America, this is a more compact form than its Chinese and Japanese cousins. This makes it ideally suited for large pots, which can be placed under pergolas or arches to transform them into a charming feature, well-suited to a cottage garden. If the garden is large enough, then plant them out against the wall of a house for an incredible late spring and summer display. Its dense clusters of lilac-blue flowers seem to drip from its twining stems and they emit a delicious fragrance, so make sure you plant it near a seating area or entrance if you can.
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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