Stunning Wisteria Garden Plants

Stunning Wisteria Garden Plants

The long purple flowers of wisteria garden plants are the stuff garden dreams are made of and growers will wait patiently for years just to see them for the first time. A member of the pea family, Wisteria garden plants are deciduous climbers with pea like flowers in colours of white, pink, lilacs and blues. They can be grown as trees but their flowers are best seen trailing down a wall or hanging from an arch or pergola. When growing on a wall try to encourage a main stem and use strong lengths of wire on which to train the branches. The two species mainly grown in Ireland are W. floribunda which comes from Japan and W. sinensis, a native of China. Both species are tough but W. sinensis tends to flower earlier than W. Floribunda and can be affected by late winter frosts. Wisteria sinensis does however grow taller and can produce a second flush of flowers in late summer, in those years when we do get a summer!

When growing wisteria garden plants, taking time to select the planting site and prepare the planting hole will contribute to the long-term health and success of the shrub. Wisteria blooms best in full sun, at least six hours a day — but the more the better. A spot that gets good drainage and has a loamy humus-rich soil texture is ideal. Wisteria thrives in slightly acidic soil with a pH level between 6.0 and 7.0. This climbing vine also requires a trellis structure to support its growth.

Wisteria Plants In The Pergola

Wisteria Plants In The Pergola

Planting wisteria is simple for beginner gardeners, as the plant is not overly picky

Garden With Bench And Wisteria Plants

Garden With Bench And Wisteria Plants

Wisteria garden plants lush growth and cascading flowers are easy for homeowners to fall in love with.

Garden With Metal Furniture And Wisteria Plants

Garden With Metal Furniture And Wisteria Plants

Wisteria is a vine plant that blooms in red, blue, lavender or white. The vines twine about everything, and can reach heights up to more than 10 feet.

Garden With Wisteria Plants In The Arbor

Garden With Wisteria Plants In The Arbor

This garden designed with narrow wooden arbor using wisteria garden plants.

Backyard Garden With Pergola And Wisteria Plants

Backyard Garden With Pergola And Wisteria Plants

Among the most powerful sights in nature is a huge wisteria in full bloom, but making this happen in the home garden can be more of a trick than it seems, since many things can affect the willingness of wisteria buds to open into blooms.

Backyard With Large Wooden Pergola And Wisteria Plants

Backyard With Large Wooden Pergola And Wisteria Plants

Another plus to the wisteria garden plant is the minimal care needed to maintain a beautiful plant

Garden With Gravels And Wisteria Plants

Garden With Gravels And Wisteria Plants

Outdoor Garden With Furniture And Wisteria Plants

Outdoor Garden With Furniture And Wisteria Plants

Regular pruning is important maintenance when growing wisteria. Pruning encourages flower production.

Backyard Pergola With Furniture And Wisteria Plants

Backyard Pergola With Furniture And Wisteria Plants

Wisteria vines are among the most popular flowering vines grown in the home landscape today.

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