Wisteria is the ultimate feature plant - a vigorous climber with woody vines covered in bunches of warmly-fragranced flowers which can transform a wall, pergola or front porch and will also attract bees and butterflies to your garden. Read on for tips on how to choose, where to grow and how to care for your Wisteria plants.
Choose your Wisteria Plants
All of our Wisteria plants are grafted varieties for better flowering, with several winning RHS Awards of Garden Merit. The most highly fragranced are white Shiro Kapitan Fujiand violet Sinesis Prolific. Floribunda (lilac blue) and Floribunda Rosea (pink, purple and white) have the longest sprays of flowers, reaching up to 30cm in length! For a more delicate fragrance, choose Okayama (violet blue) or Sinesis Alba (white).
Where to grow Wisteria Plants
Wisteria plants can reach a height of over 10m, so choose somewhere with plenty of space to grow - a South or West facing wall or solid structure is ideal. Wisteria needs a position in full sun or partial shade. You will need to tie the wisteria vines into your wall or structure with wires or plant ties as the vines grow. Wisteria can be grown in pots but they will not be as successful as those planted in soil.
Wisteria Plant Care Tips
Wisteria are fully hardy perennials and will flower year after year. To encourage more flower production, feed every Spring with a high potash fertiliser and prune twice a year in August and February. Wisteria thrives in any fertile well-drained soil. For more detailed advice on how to grow Wisteria, including training and pruning, see our Full Care Guide.
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