Wisteria

We love climbing Wisterias! Chris’ all time favorite is Wisteria floribunda carnea. At Chris’ old family home in Mount Dandenong they grew a beautiful collection of Wisterias over a large wooden pergola. Chris loves Wisteria floribunda carnea best of all as he said that it is has twice as many flowers compared with other varieties, the racemes are smaller but there’s heaps more of them! It has soft pink fragrant flowers that emerge before its leaves and the flowers last a week longer than the other varieties, they flower for around 4 weeks! Chris said that when the leaves emerge they are beautiful pink colour which changes to lime green. Wisteria floribunda carnea is the most vigorous and hardy of all the wisterias.

Wisteria floribunda alba.

Wisterias look great planted over archways and pergolas. Wisterias are hardy fast growing climbers that have long been sought after for their magnificent drooping sprays of perfumed flowers. They are deciduous and frost hardy with twisted woody stems. Most varieties flower in early Spring which is followed by soft light green foliage throughout Spring and Summer, bean like seed pods are produced after flowering. Wisterias require good strong support, they may take a few years to establish, once established they are a vigorous climber. If required, prune after flowering to shape your Wisterias. Wisterias can also be grown as standards. They love full sun positions in well drained soils, water and fertilise well when they are flowering and also in the warmer months. We recommend Fertilising every three months with Devotion™ Time Release Fertiliser.

The varieties available include:

Wisteria sinensis – Chinese Wisteria

Wisteria sinensis alba

Wisteria floribunda – Japanese Wisteria

Wisteria floribunda alba

One of the most popular of all Wisteria. This Wisteria is a native of China and a very vigorous climber. It has sprays of lightly scented drooping clusters of lavender blue flowers up to 30 cm long. The flowers appear on bare branches before the leaves emerge in Spring. A beautiful white flowering China Wisteria. Sinensis alba has sprays of strongly scented flowers up to 60cm long appearing in early summer. A beautiful blue flowering Japanese Wisteria. Wisteria floribunda has fragrant purple-blue flowers up to 45 cm long, the flowers are often seen after the leaves start to form. The long flower racemes open simultaneously in spring. Wisteria Floribunda alba is a beautiful white form of Japanese Wisteria that has long drooping fragrant flower sprays up to 60cm in length.

Wisteria floribunda carnea

Wisteria floribunda ‘domino’ syn. ‘issaii’

Wisteria Formosa

Wisteria macrostachya ‘pondside blue’

The most hardiest of all Wisteria with fragrant pale pink flower racemes. This variety will flower for up to 4 weeks. The new leaves emerge pink which changes to a soft lime green. Masses of racemes. This variety of Floribunda Wisteria is a smaller growing form. It has light violet flowers and is one of the earliest flowering of all floribunda varieties. It is ideal planted in small spaces and can be used for bonsai. This variety of Wisteria has fragrant purple racemes of flowers. This variety of Wisteria has light violet blue racemes of flowers.

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