January 26, 2023
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Wisteria floribunda

Wisteria floribunda is also known as the Japanese Wisteria. It is part of the Fabaceae family of plants. It is a woody climber.

It is deciduous and usually, the flowers appear before all the leaves. Flowers could be pink, violet, or white and they appear in racemes of about 12in or 30cm. Each flower is pea-like and fragrant. Just walking by this plant you can enjoy the fragrance. Wisteria floribunda grows to about 30ft or 10m tall.

Wisteria floribunda
Wisteria floribunda

Wisteria floribunda is native to Japan. Wisteria floribunda flowers in late spring. Following the flowers, it produces bean-like seed pods. It has pinnate leaves with 11 to 19 lance-shaped leaflets that change color in autumn, usually to bright yellow color. Wisteria floribunda is drought-tolerant and deer-resistant. Needs pruning to maintain shape and help it flower more profusely.

This is a long-lasting plant so plan location carefully, it requires moist soil but well-drained, it adapts to most soil types and it can tolerate sun and partial shade, however, you will have more flowers in the sun. Propagate by layering, softwood or hardwood cutting or grafting. Watch out for powdery mildew and scale insects.

Wisteria floribunda
Wisteria floribunda at Kew Garden
Wisteria floribunda
Wisteria floribunda

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