Wisteria x formosa ‘Black Dragon’ (‘Kokuryu’) Wisteria

Wisteria

– floribunda 'Violacea Plena' – x formosa 'Kokuryu' – floribunda 'Royal Purple' – floribunda 'Russelliana'

Description: A vigorous, deciduous climber with palmate, mid-green leaves divide into ovate to lance-shaped leaflets, pale green when young and turning yellow in autumn. Fantastic pea-like, fragrant double lilac flowers, borne in usually pendent racemes in spring and summer, followed by bean-like green seed pods.

History: Native to Japan. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Wisteria Growing Tips: Grow in a fertile, moist, well-drained soil in sun or semi shade. May be trained into a large tree, on a wall, arch or pergola, or as a free-standing half standard.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 6m x 4m

Attributes

  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Flowering month: May
  • M Size: Medium
  • Suitable for wall training
  • Scented flowers
  • Can be hard pruned

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