- Lavender purple flowers on racemes up to 1m long
- Flowers from May to June
- Vigorous climber perfect for a feature wall
- Luscious green foliage turning golden in Autumn
- Woody vines add natural, rustic charm to any structure
- Fully hardy perennial–will flower year after year
- Lightly scented with a sweet floral fragrance
- Best time to plant
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Good Pest and Disease Resistance
Wisterias are generally not bothered by pests or disease. Aphids, Scale Insects, Powdery Mildews, and Honey Fungus can affect the plant but the problems are usually not serious.
Water Regularly When Planted
When you first plant your Wisteria you will want to water it regularly, especially during prolonged periods of hot and dry weather. After the first couple of years, however, the plant should establish itself well enough that it will only need to be watered very lightly, if at all.
Full Sun to Partial Shade
You will want to plant somewhere the plant will receive at least 4-6 hours of sunlight everyday during summer and spring. This variety can handled some partial shade where it receives its light as dappled shade.
Any fertile, well drained soil
If your soil is particularly clay heavy and gets waterlogged often, make sure you mix in plenty of organic matter and perhaps even gravel or perlite to help improve drainage.
Feed Every Spring
Every Spring feed with a well-balanced fertiliser such as Growmore or Fish Meal.
Pruning Wisteria is an important task that keeps the plant healthy, promotes flowering, and helps you train in up structures the way you want. In the first few years when you want the Wisteria to grow rapidly up a structure, you will want to prune it more lightly than when it becomes fully mature. Pruning Wisteria occurs in two phases. The first phase begins in late Summer around July/August where you cut back the new whippy growth, unless you are looking to train it to cover your structure in which case this is the time you tie it in. Follow the whippy growth back to the woody stems. Then, cut the whippy growth five buds from this woody stem. This will help you ensure that the plant does not get out of hand and you can control its growth. The second phase begins in late Winter around January/February. Find where you made the cuts in the summer and cut off down a further 2/3 buds. This will promote greater floral growth come early Summer.
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