Plants By Type

Categories

Additional Information

Additional Information
  • Home

Account Navigation

Account Navigation

Currency - All prices are in AUD

Currency - All prices are in AUD
 Loading... Please wait...
  • My Account
  • Gift Certificates
Tn Nursery
888-727-9354 - Order Line
931-692-4837 – Sales Info
931-692-4266 – Customer Service

Plants By Type

Categories

Chinese Wisteria Plant

Chinese Wisteria Plant



Quantity:
$9.99
This plant cannot be shipped to:
MD
Share

Product Description

Chinese Wisteria
 
Chinese wisteria (wisteria sinensis) is a deciduous, perennial vine which is native to provinces in China to include Guanxi, Guizhou, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Shaanxi, and Yunnan. Its genus name comes from Caspar Wistar, who was a professor of anatomy at the University of Pennsylvania. The vine boasts having deep green leaves which carries around 7 to 13 egg-shaped leaflets, and it twists around its supporting structure in a counterclockwise direction. It has a diverse spectrum of fragrant flowers that grow on 6 to 12-foot-long racemes. The racemes can turn white, pink, violet, or blue, and they give off a scent similar to grapes. When in bloom, the flowers also attract hummingbirds, bees and butterflies. Chinese wisteria also has a fruit which comes from a flat, brown beanlike pod which ripens in the autumn and may live through winter. The pods, when matured, twist open to release the seeds, though seed production is fairly low. 

The vines for wisteria sinensis needs space and strong support, such as shrubs, trees, and manmade structures, in order to grow. They can be trained to grow vertically on a wall or fence, horizontally on the ground, or they can be trained as a tree. They are best grown in acidic, moisture-rich soil which is drained properly. They can be slow to establish, and can take anywhere from 2 to 15 years to flower (sometimes 20). While it is tolerant of shade, Chinese wisteria flowers best when exposed to full sunlight. Pruning is recommended during active growth cycles, ideally in the summer. 

Hardy Planting Zones – 5 to 9
Sun or Shade – Shade tolerant, but flowers only when exposed to sun
Mature Height – 10 to 25 feet
Mature Width – 4 to 8 feet
Bloom Season – Spring to Late Spring
Gardener Status –Intermediate to Advanced
Soil Type – Acidic, moderately fertile, medium mosture, well-drained

            

This plant cannot be shipped to:
MD

Product Reviews

Find Similar Products by Category

Related Products