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Wisteria Floribunda Violacea Plena or Japanese Wisteria Violacea Plena is one of the most spectacular climbing plants for spring and summer blooms. This stunning beauty will put on a long-lasting display which will be a stand-out feature in your garden! Hardy, easy to maintain, and a prolific bloomer, Wisteria Floribunda Violacea Plena has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit.
Native to Japan, Wisteria Floribunda Violacea Plena is deservedly popular for its beautiful, fragrant blooms. However, its foliage is also very attractive and gives Wisteria Floribunda Violacea Plena a long season of interest in the garden. The leaves are bronze- coloured when they emerge in spring, turning a bright green in summer, and then a bright buttery yellow in the autumn. In late spring and early summer, long drooping clusters of flowers form, 30 cm or more in length. Japanese Wisteria Violacea Plena is particularly noted for the brilliance of its fragrant, deep purple blooms, which are unique in that they are the only double-flowered wisteria, making for an even more stunning show!
Hardy in most locations throughout the UK, Japanese Wisteria Violacea Plena will grow to a mature height of 10 metres and spread of 4 metres in 20 years. As it is a climbing plant, it is necessary to provide a sturdy framework for it to grow on. It responds well to regular pruning, with the new growth and spent flowers cut back in August to encourage the formation of flower buds for the next year.
Wisteria Floribunda Violacea Plena should be planted in any moist, well-drained soil in full sun, although it will grow in dappled shade. Once established it will tolerate dry conditions. Tolerant of both salt and pollution, it will grow happily in coastal and city gardens, and is both rabbit and deer-resistant, making it a good choice for country gardens as well.
Wisteria Floribunda Violacea Plena makes an excellent specimen planting on a roof terrace where it can be trained up a wall or across a sturdy trellis. Growing over a pergola in a garden or on a patio, you will have a beautiful shady place all summer, and an outstanding blossom show in June and July. It can also be trained up a steel frame as a standard.