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Wisteria 'Caroline'

An early flowering form producing its 20cm long, 'bunch of grapes' like clusters of highly scented violet pea-flowers on the bare wood in spring. Best trained on a sunny wall and pruned hard in winter to from a rigid framework, and again lightly in summer to encourage strong flowering. Any reasonable, well drained soil. Grafted plant = early flowering.

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Wisteria brachybotrys 'Murasaki-kapitan'

A vigorous climber bearing short-ish racemes of strongly fragrant, comparatively large violet-blue flowers, the largest in the genus. Foliage and shoots covered in silky hairs, especially when young, when they are conspicuous. Best in a sunny position in well drained soil, and trained to form a strong framework of flowering spurs.

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Wisteria brachybotrys 'Okayama'

A Japanese selection with deep mauve buds that open soft pinkish-mauve and are particularly strongly fragrant. A vigorous climber bearing short-ish racemes of large individual flowers; the largest in the genus. Foliage and shoots conspicuously silky hairy, especially when young. Best in a sunny position in well drained soil, and trained to form a strong framework of flowering spurs.

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Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro-kapitan'

Previously sold as W. venusta, this is a vigorous climber bearing short-ish racemes of strongly fragrant, very large white flowers, the largest in the genus. Foliage and shoots covered in silky hairs, especially when young when they are conspicuous. Best in a sunny position in well drained soil, and trained to form a strong framework of flowering spurs.

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Wisteria brachybotrys 'Showa-beni'

The pinkest Wisteria, this Japanese selection will produce short racemes of very large, fragrant pea-flowers in spring. Foliage silky hairy, especially when young. Strong growing, this is best trained on a sunny wall or other suitable support and pruned hard to form a framework of flowering spurs over time. For a well drained soil, but not particularly fussy.

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Wisteria floribunda 'Alba' ('Snow Showers')

Wisteria floribunda 'Alba' ('Snow Showers')

An old, slightly later flowering Japanese selection. Racemes of white pea flowers up to 60cm long hang in curtains from a well trained specimen. Very vigorous growth should be trained into a framework of branches on a wall or pergola, and then hard pruned every year to produce good flowering spurs. Either that or send it up a tree and let nature take it's course.

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Wisteria floribunda 'Geisha'

A particularly attractive white and blue bicoloured selection of the Japanese wisteria with typical long racemes. Best hard pruned to achieve a good branch framework. Best in a sunny site in most ordinary soils. Grafted plant = early flowering.

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Wisteria floribunda 'Multijuga'

Wisteria floribunda 'Multijuga'

A clone of this Japanese species selected for its very long racemes, up to 1m or more, so best suited to pergolas or dangling from bridges etc, though great on walls if well pruned. Fragrant flowers are lilac, tinged blue-purple. Best hard pruned to achieve a good branch framework. Best in a sunny site in most ordinary soils. Grafted plant = early flowering.

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Wisteria floribunda 'Rosea'

A form of the Japanese Wisteria with long, tapered racemes of pale-pink, scented flowers as the leaves expand in May. Like any Wisteria, should be lightly pruned in summer and hard pruned in winter to 3 buds, forming over time a framework of flowering branch spurs. Suitable for covering arches, walls, bridges, pergolas or even full sized trees if you let it.

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Wisteria x formosana 'Ivy Hatch' (new)

A hybrid of W. sinensis and W. formosana, the Chinese and Japanese Wisterias, this new cultivar from Kent has been selected for its full, medium length racemes of sweetly fragrant dark-mauve/purple flowers and moderate vigour. Suitable for covering most objects in most soils.

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