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Wisteria Sinensis (Chinese Wisteria)


Wisteria Sinensis (Chinese Wisteria)

Sweetly scented purplish-lilac flowers


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
  • 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
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