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Wisteria floribunda Macrobotrys Alba

White flower clusters up to 1m long

A robust and vigorous variety which creates a tumbling mass of long, scented flowers in early summer. The blooms are made up of hundreds of pea-like flowers and are pure white. A magnet for bees. Train on a large pergola where the scented flowers can be enjoyed, equally happy against a wall.

Where?

Happiest in full sun and a good, fertile soil.

How?

Use planting compost to add goodness to the soil before planting. Water in dry weather until established. Prune gently after flowering to encourage a second flush.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Climber
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer
Flowering March - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 655 cm - 800 cm
Plant width 300 cm - 400 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Hazardous All parts highly toxic if eaten
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 240 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot at least 15cm away from the wall, fence or support. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant – along with its supporting cane in the hole, leaning onto the support, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Arrange and tie the stems onto the support. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Flower border and beds, Banks and slopes

Typically available

From March to September