• Eventual height: 9m
  • Eventual spread: 5m

Wisteria floribunda 'Yae-Kokuryū'

Japanese wisteria ( syn. Wisteria Double Black Dragon / Wisteria Violacea Plena)

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit
5 litre pot | 1.5m cane | grafted £129.99
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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
  • Flowering period: May to June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    The stems of this gorgeous wisteria are laden with an abundance of pendent trusses in late spring or early summer, each packed with lightly scented, fully-petalled, lilac flowers. Appearing at around the same time as the new foliage, they look incredible when trained over a sturdy pergola, or secured onto a large 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. 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.
  • Humans/Pets: Harmful if eaten
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