Wisteria x formosa Domino (Issai)

Long clusters of violet blue flowers. Foliage dies back in autumn to return the following year.

Month Available: April

Evergreen / Deciduous: Deciduous

Flower Colour: Blue

Suitable For Wildlife: Bees

Soil Type: Moist, well-drained

Sun/Shade: Full sun or partial shade

Season of Interest: Spring

Flower/Foliage/Berries: Flowers

Plant Type: Climber

Hardy: Fully

Main Attribute: Flowers

Height / Spread: 9m when fully mature x 4m (30ft x 12ft)

These can look wonderful, always make sure you water well between July and September as the flower buds form at this time for the following year and drought can cause failure to bloom

Where to Plant: Borders

Pests and Diseases: Animals - shred flowers, scale insect

Plant Care: Feed with tomato feed (high potash) during the growing season to encourage flowering. In late summer, cut back long unwanted shoots leaving a third of the length. In winter cut these back again by half

Care and Time: High - winter

Warning: Harmful if eaten.

Benefits: Highly scented. Traditionally grown up a wall, pergola or fence. Can be trained as a standard. Produces a stunning display once mature, which can take a few years. Attractive to bees.

History: Named after Dr Casper Wistar, a professor of anatomy in Pennsylvania in the late 1700's. Wisteria floribunda is Japanese Wisteria and Wistera sinensis is Chinese Wisteria

EU Rights: N/A

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