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Silky wisteria 'White Silk'
Silky wisteria 'White Silk'
Silky wisteria 'White Silk'
Silky wisteria 'White Silk'

Silky wisteria 'White Silk'

Latin name: Wisteria brachybotrys 'White Silk'
English name: Silky wisteria 'White Silk'
Flowers colour: white
Flowering month: V-VI
Evergreen plant: No
Plants height: 5 m
Annual growth: 1-3 m
Aspect: do
Frost hardiness: Zones 6 - 8

A cultivar of white, sweetly scented flowers gathered in short but large inflorescences. Recommended for small gardens.

WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: White flowers gathered in short but large inflorescences are sweetly scented; bloom in V. Leaves pinnate, compound of 9–13, fuzzy, silky leaflets, bright green in summer and yellow in autumn.

HOW IT GROWS: A climber of twining shoots. Moderately growing, reaches 5 m height with annual growth rate of 1–2 m. Solid supports are required.

WHERE TO PLANT: Grows and flowers best in sunny, warm, sheltered sites. Soil should be moderately fertile, moderately moist, well-drained of neutral or slightly acidic pH. Not quite hardy (zone 6–8). It may freeze during harsh winters.

HOW TO PLANT AND MAINTAIN: Before planting immerse the plant container in water for 10-30 min.  Place the root ball in a 40 x 40 x 40 cm hole with a 10 cm layer of well-rotten manure or compost, 5 cm deeper than it was before. Fill the hole with fertile soil. The plants should be spaced at least 30 cm from a wall or other plants.  Cover the earth around the plant with bark mulch, fertilize from April and water generously in vegetation season. As winter insulation cover the plant base with mulch up to 10 cm. Horizontally trained shoots and hard pruning are beneficial for bloom development. In summer cut back above the 4th leaf. Repeat in spring above the 2nd-3rd bud.

HOW TO APPLY: Suitable for training along arbours, pergolas and constructions supported by a wall. It’s not as rampant as the Asian wisterias therefore it’s suitable for small gardens as well as for container cultivation in balconies and terraces. It may be trained to form a tree. 


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