Wisteria sinensis syn. W.
It speaks of old-fashioned
beauty, romance and permanence -- Wisteria's pendent
racemes of pea-like fragrant flowers seem to take the garden back to slower simpler times.
Of the family Fabaceae it is well known as Wisteria
to many gardeners. It is easy to grow and loves full sun, fertile soil and plenty of
moisture. Wisteria is native to China, Korea and Japan.
Common Name: Wisteria
Wisteria sinensis syn. W. chinensis
Plant Type: Deciduous
Korea and Japan
Zones: 4 - 9 --
will cover everything in sight
Rate of Growth: Fast
Salt Tolerance: None
moist but well-drained soil
Water Requirements: Water
freely when in growth, sparingly in winter
Nutritional Requirements: Balanced
liquid fertilizer monthly
Light Requirements: Full
sun to partial shade
woody, deciduous climber
green alternate, pinnate to 14"
fragrant, yellow-marked, violet to white in racemes -- blooms spring
Fruits: Green seed
Crown gall, Leaf spots, Virus diseases, Aphids, Leaf miners, Scale insects, Mealybugs
against a wall, over an arch or pergola or into a standard
Bad Habits: Seed
pods are attractively pea-like to children and all plant parts can cause severe discomfort
if ingested. To encourage blooming, cut new sideshoots back to the lowest six buds
in the summer then further back to the third or fourth in late winter.
Basal cuttings from side shoots in early to mid-summer, layer in autumn or graft in
Sources: A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, The Subtropical Garden