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Wisteria - Wisteria floribunda

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Wisteria

Wisteria, commonly known by the name of wisteria, originates from the Far East and more precisely from China and Japan and belongs to the Papilionaceae family.

It is a genus of 10 species of climbing and rustic shrubs.

The distinctive characteristics of the wisteria are the trunk, which winds from the base, twisting and modeling itself on the surfaces and structures placed near the plant, and the blue-violet flowers, gathered in pendulous clusters that reach even the length of 20 -25 cm, with an intense and pleasant scent.

The most favorable periods for planting wisteria are autumn and winter, until March, trying to avoid frosts.


Growing wisteria

The wisteria is a deciduous climbing plant characterized by fickle woody stems and a beautiful and abundant spring bloom, occasionally followed by a slight repetition in mid-summer. It is therefore considered ideal for covering sunny walls, arches, pergolas or robust palisades.

However, it is not very easy to cultivate, especially if we want to obtain excellent results both in growth and in bloom since the early years: a good setting, a specific fertilization and then an accurate and precise pruning is very important.

Wisteria is part of the Fabaceae family and is mainly native to the Far East, particularly China and Japan. There are, however, some less common varieties endemic to the North American continent.

It is an extremely vigorous woody climber that blooms forming clusters up to 40 cm long, generally lilac in color. The leaves are made up of imparipinnate, oval and pointed tips at the apices. The fruits are completely similar to the beans, about 15 cm long.

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