Wisteria floribunda

Japanese Wisteria

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Shrub
Growth Rate - Fast, as is true with most vines; will grow 10' or more in a single season once established
Mature Height - 30' or more, essentially limited by structure on which it is growing
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Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Violet or violet-blue, on old wood on short leafy shoots, each flower ½ to ¾" long, on a ½ to 1" long pedicel, slightly fragrant, April-May, borne in slender, 8-20" long racemes, flowers opening from base to apex; flowers occasionally on new growth
Fruit - Pod, brown, 4-6", October, persisting into winter, velutinous
Leaf -
Fall Color - No fall color of any consequence
Bark - On old trunks a grayish color, smooth and sometimes irregularly fluted
Other Features - Excellent flowering vine, nice over patios, on large structures, or trained into a tree form; needs ample support and metal pipe is recommended; not the easiest plant to keep flowering and cultural practices must be fairly precise.
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Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Hard to transplant, slow to establish; plant in deep, moist, well-drained loam; pH adaptable but does better at higher pH; use nitrogen sparingly as this promotes excess vegetative growth, cut back vigorous growth leaving only 3-4 buds, plant in full sun
Native Habitat - Japan. Introduced 1830.
Diseases and Insects - Crown gall, leaf spots, stem canker, powdery mildew, root rot, tobacco mosaic virus, sweet potato leaf beetle, Japanese mealybug, citrus flata planthopper, fall webworm, black vine weevil and scale
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Plants of this taxon:
BS009019
BS009020
BS009021

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