Wisteria floribunda Multijuga (Macrobotrys)
Long clusters of fragrant lilac 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
Plant Type: Climber
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
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