Wisteria floribunda f. 'Multijuga'

Japanese wisteria (syn. W. Macrobotrys)

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Buy Wisteria floribunda f. 'Multijuga' Japanese wisteria (syn. W. Macrobotrys): Very long hanging clusters of lilac flowers

This climber is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or light, dappled shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June
  • 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.

    This plant has been vegetatively propagated, so will flower earlier than those grown from seed.

  • Garden care: To get lots of flowers, the twining stems need pruning twice a year - once in summer (about two months after the flowering has finished) and again in mid-winter. To train your Wisteria against a wall, the wall will first need a network of stout horizontal wires, attached at approximately 30cm intervals. After planting, prune the leading shoot of your Wisteria back to approximately 90cm above ground level and remove any side branches as this will encourage a strong new leader to form. In the summer of the first growing season, tie the leader in vertically and choose two new lateral shoots on either side of the leader. Tie these onto the wires at a 45 degree angle. Any smaller shoots coming from these lateral branches should be cut back to two or three buds. In the first winter, cut back the leader to a bud approximately 75cm above the highest lateral branch. Gently untie the lateral branches and prune them back by about a third, then re-tie them onto a wire so they are nearly horizontal. In subsequent summers (and until the plant has filled the allotted space), tie in the leader as it grows and choose two strong laterals to form the next tier. These should then be tied in at a 45 degree angle and as in the previous year, any smaller shoots coming from these should be cut back to two or three buds. In subsequent winters cut back the leading shoot as before and cut back and re-tie the new laterals to a near-horizontal position. The older laterals can be cut back by about a third of their total length. Once the plant has become established and reached the desired height, keep tying in the lateral stems as they spread out. In summer, cut back the wispy stems on both the laterals and sub-laterals (the side shoots from the laterals) to about five or six buds from the main branches. In winter, cut back these stems even harder to within two or three buds of the main branches. These form the short spurs that will go on to produce flowers in the following spring.

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Notes on Wisteria floribunda f. 'Multijuga'

"A nurseryman of my acquaintance 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"

Excellent plant

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I planted this wisteria last year and this spring it is growing rapidly and looks really healthy. This plant was a bit expensive as it was grafted onto a root stock. Definitely worth it though, I have been unable to get cheaper wisteria to thrive in the same position in the garden.

Trevor

Ipswich

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waiting for new growth this spring

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I only planted my wisteria last year so am waiting to see what it does this year. At the moment it looks like a dead twig!

Liz

Hebden Bridge, W. Yorks.

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Wisteria Climber 'Multijuga'

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Thank you for a great shopping experience online. Quality and service is excellent, no quibbles if any queries with yourselves. I am very happy, my Wisteria is growing beautifully.

Lucifer

Cullompton

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I have a 30 year old macrobotrys which has never failed to produce a profusion of flowers -except for this year.Very small racines, not getting longer, it looks as if it is not getting any water, and they are sad. Any ideas?

Dorbs

Hello, In most parts of the country it has been incredibly dry, and this has caused stunted growth in many plants. Hopefully this is all it is, so do make sure it is kept well fed and watered and hopefully it will recover.

Helen

Wisteria leaves are falling off..... Hello, We received our delivery last Thursday and whilst we are very happy with the service and the quality of the plants, unfortunately we are worried about the Wisteria floribunda 'Alba'. It arrived with no leaves and the only ones left were yellow and have fallen down. Is this ok? I look forward to hearing from you

Alex Sanz

Hi Helen, Thanks for the putting my mind at rest and for your email - really really helpful. I will keep an eye on the plant and get back to you in Spring if the Wisteria goes from being sorry for itself to being depressed in our garden! Thanks again,

Crocus Customer Services

Hello there, Thanks for sending the picture. I have had a look and the plant does look pretty sorry for itself, but this is exactly how I would expect the Wisteria to look at this time of the year. The few remaining leaves will soon drop off and you will be left with a very bare twig throughout winter. I would recommend you plant it out as normal ,and as I have added some notes to your order about your concerns, get back to us in spring if it fails to put on lots of new growth. All the Wisterias we sell are expensive as we only sell grafted plants, which is a highly skilled and laborious process, but ensures that the plant will flower much earlier than those that are not. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

Alex Sanz

Mature Wisteria Hi The front of my south facing cottage is covered with a large, probably 50 year old wisteria. We are having alterations to the cottage and have tried every solution to save the wisteria, but eventually it seems that it is just to difficult to alter the building with it in place. I would like to replace it (don't know the variety) with a maturie/ish plant. Is it possible to buy a plant which has already flowered and how mature a plant can be transplanted. We live in Cumbria. I welcome your advise. Kind regards Sandra

ian & sandra wallace

Hello Sandra, We sell grafted Wisterias, most of which have already flowered, or are just about ready to. They are commonly available and some specialist nurseries will have very mature plants, which will have been grown in a pot so are happy to be transplanted. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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Wisteria Black Dragon - is it grafted? Dear Sir/madam, I am interested in a purchasing a Wisteria Black Dragon (floribunda 'Yae-Kokuryu). I note from your website that you offer this plant; could you please advise if they are grafted or rootstock. Kind Regards Stuart

Stuart Wood

Hello Stuart, All the Wisterias we sell are grafted, so they will flower earlier than those propagated in other ways. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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