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Care of the plant Wisteria floribunda or Japanese wisteria.

Care of the climbing plant Wisteria floribunda or Japanese wisteria

The genus Wisteria, family Fabaceae, includes 7 species of climbing shrubs native to China, Korea, Japan, and North America. Some species are: Wisteria floribunda, Wisteria sinensis, Wisteria frutescens, Wisteria venusta.

Common name: Japanese wisteria. This species is native to Japan.

They are deciduous climbing plants with fickle stems that reach 8 meters (26.24 feet) in height. The odd-pinnate leaves have up to 19 ovate-elliptical leaflets. The slightly scented flowers appear in dense hanging clusters of 35 cm (13.7") in length and can be pink, mauve or blue, depending on the variety; Unlike Wisteria sinensis, the flowers appear at the same time as the leaves. They bloom in spring.

They are used to cover walls, pergolas and fences; they need supports to climb. They are ideal for bonsai.

Wisteria floribunda grows in full sun or semi-shade exposure. They resist frost well.

They can be grown in normal garden soil that contains abundant organic matter.

Water regularly in spring and summer so that the substrate does not dry out completely. Reduce watering in autumn and winter; they do not withstand drought.

Fertilize in winter with organic matter (manure, compost) and in spring with a mineral fertilizer.

Lightly prune new shoots after flowering; prune too long branches in winter as well.

They are quite resistant plants to the usual pests and diseases.

They are propagated by stem or root cuttings in spring; use rooting hormones and plant in greenhouse.

Images of the climbing plant Wisteria floribunda or Japanese wisteria

Wisteria floribunda
Wisteria floribunda
Wisteria floribunda