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Wisteria sinensis Prolific

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Wisteria

Produces huge numbers of flower cascades

The scent from this beautiful climber will drift around the garden on sunny summer days when it is covered in cascading lilac-blue flowers. The blooms completely cover the plant and are a magnet for bees.

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
Flowering March - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 1140 cm - 1500 cm
Plant width 950 cm - 1200 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Hazardous All parts highly toxic if eaten
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 440 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H5

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