Chinese wisteria ’purple’
A striking climber with purple flowers gathered in panicles. A long-lived species, lasting up to 100 years!
A creeper climbing up to 15 m! A perennial vine with strong, thick stems interwoven in a braid that twists around supports, grows up to a few meters, blooms in May, with beautiful pale violet flowers gathered in 40-50 cm long hanging clusters. Requirements: requires fertile soil, rich in ingredients and a sunny, sheltered position, in summer slightly trim the ends of shoots
Chinese wisteria ’Amethyst’ (Wisteria sinensis ’Amethyst’)
General description: Climber plant with woody stems and strong growth, grows up to several meters. It spreads thanks to the wrapping of the sprouts around the nearest supports.
Inflorescences of the Amethyst variety have the form of hanging dense bunches up to 25 cm, in the darkest color they are violet-purple.
Blooms in early May as one of the first varieties. It can then repeat the flowering again in August.
The fruit of wisteria, as in all wisteria of the legume family, is the pod, which is also very decorative; the pod remains on the creeper throughout the winter and reaches a length of up to 15 cm.
Requirements / Cultivation: Wisteria should be planted in sunny and sheltered positions. Requires solid supports or pergolas.
Soil: moderately fertile and moderately moist.
Wisteria sinensis ’Alba’
Twists around supports (fences, pergolas), grows up to 10 m, 1-3 m per year. Complex, large laves. Small flowers, gathered in long (up to 50 cm), white clusters, blooms in May. Position in the sun, warm, sheltered; fertile, moist soil.
In autumn leaves turn gold.
Young plants require a cover for winter, while older ones do not.
Wisteria florist ’Violacea Plena’ (Wisteria floribunda ’Violacea Plena’)
General description: Species with exceptional, full flowers in purple colour, collected in long acini form florescences which are pleasantly fragrant. It grows up to 6 - 10 m (1-3 m per year).
One of the earliest flowering varieties, it begins to bloom as early as 3-4 years after planting.
It blooms profusely in May and June.
Well-proven in the Polish climate, it is resistant to frosts, but young plants need to be covered with a straw mat, and the soil around the shoots thicken with a thick tree bark.
After winter, shorten the long end shoots so that only 2-3 buds remain on them, and in July, cut new increments above the 5th leaf.
By appropriate cutting, it is also possible to obtain a tree form that does not require supports.