Chinese Wisteria
(Wisteria sinensis)

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A vigorous, deciduous climber with compound leaves and pendulous, lilac flowers in spring. Drought tolerant once established, the Chinese Wisteria can be slow growing at first, but vigorous in maturity. It needs a strong structure or frame for support and looks best when pruned during the winter. This is an anti-clockwise climber, as opposed to Wisteria floribunda, which is clockwise. Both are excellent floral plants.

Type
Exotic
Maintenance
High
Water use
Moderate
Lifecycle
Perennial
Container
One
Size
Climbers
Root size
4 metres
Foliage
Evergreen
Zones
Arid interior, Semi-arid with winter rain, Moist temperate with warm summers, Winter rains with dry summers, Semi-arid with summer rain, Moist temperate with hot summers
Soils
Sandy, Loam, Clay
Tolerances
Frost
Regions
Central Highlands Garden, Yarra Valley Water plants
Shade levels
Full sun, Sun/shade
Flowering seasons
Spring
Colours
Green, Pink, Purple
Gardens
Cottage