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Wistaria sinensis Chinese wisteria
China; 8 - 12m
Planting position: Full sun or semi-shade.If in W. Cape, provide wind protection.
Requires regular watering during flowering period especially.Well-draining soil.Winter applications of complete fertiliser.Light shape pruning after flowering.
Propagate from winter hardwood cuttings.
A vigorous deciduous climber that has sprays of fragrant, lavender, pea-shaped flowers from early spring. During autumn, the stems and foliage turn yellow.
‘Plena’ has lavender flowers that are double.