Pendant clusters of fragrant, pea-like, bluish-lilac flowers in May and June, often followed by velvety-green seed-pods. This vigorous Chinese wisteria looks fabulous trained over a sunny wall or strong pergola. Renowned for its superior fragrance and flower-colour, the twining stems need careful pruning.
All the Wisterias we sell are grafted, so will start to flower at a younger age than those grown from cuttings.
Position: full sun or light, dappled shade
Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
Rate of growth: fast-growing
Flowering period: May to June
Flower colour: bluish-lilac
Other features: velvety, green seed-pods in hot summers; all parts of the plant are harmful if ingested
Hardiness: fully hardy
After planting prune back the leading shoot to 90cm (36in) above the ground. 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.
Eventual Height: 9m
Eventual Spread: 5m