Organic White Chinese Wisteria Seeds

Organic White Chinese Wisteria Seeds

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White Chinese Wisteria
Wisteria sinensis
Oriental Wisteria, Far East Wisteria, Cascading Flower Tree, Shirobana Shina Fuji, Jako Bush
Description: This twining deciduous vine is awesome in springtime as it leafs out and flowers with large, drooping racemes (grapelike clusters) of purple-blue, fragrant flowers. This tough woody vine often climbs high into tree canopy when grown in mild winter climates. It is stunning to see a wisteria draped from the limbs of a tall pine when in full bloom, a scene made more memorable by the blossoms' appealing fragrance. Leaves are compound and consist of 7 to 13 leaflets to about 3 in (7.6 cm) in length. The white flowers are followed by attractive velvety pods 6 in (15.2 cm) in length. In winter, wisteria is a tangled mass of naked woody stems that may or may not be picturesque depending on culture and circumstance. Chinese wisteria is usually very long lived and trunks can become quite large and attractively gnarly with age.
Location: Chinese or sweet wisteria is native to China.
Culture: Wisteria is very easy to work with; it can grow in full sun or heavy shade, in which case it will grow until it reaches a satisfactory level of light. It is not fussy about soil type or moisture, although its preference is a reasonably a moist, well drained, rich to average mix.
Height: Up to 35 feet when growing free with no care, as a bonsai, you can control the growth height. As a potted plant, you can expect 4 to 8 feet, depending on location and other factors.
Leaves: To 12" (30 cm) long; pinnately compound; 7-13 ovate to elliptical leaflets; each leaflet 2-4" (5-10 cm) long.
Fruit: 4-6" (10-15 cm) pod; brown; covered in a fine fuzz.
Flowers: May – July/August
Light: Sun preferred.
Moisture: Average.
Hardiness: USDA Zones 3-9.
Propagation: Seed is the preferred method, with cuttings, layers, and grafts being the next option, though not as successful.
Discussion: Wisteria is noted primarily for the beauty and perfume of its showy, deliciously fragrant flowers. Its rapid rate of growth makes it a good candidate when fast coverage is desirable. North America is home to two beautiful native wisterias, but the Asian varieties have been much more widely planted. These exotics are said to be able to reach heights of 65 feet (20 m) and stem diameters of 15 inches (37.5 cm). Use wisteria as a container specimen, even a bonsai if so desired. It is also beautiful trained over an arbor, or espaliered against a building. This white variety, alba, is especially effective when in bloom, planted next to a pond where its beauty can be doubled by reflection. With constant pruning, wisteria can be trained to a small tree or bonsai-like specimen plant.
Growth Habit: Wisteria can grow into a mound when unsupported, but is at its best when allowed to clamber up a tree, pergola, wall, or other supporting structure. Whatever the case, the support must be very sturdy, because mature Wisteria can become immensely strong and heavy wrist-thick trunks and stems. These will certainly rend latticework, crush thin wooden posts, and can even strangle large trees. Wisteria allowed to grow on houses can cause damage to gutters, downspouts, and similar structures. Its pendulous racemes are best viewed from below.

Warning -- Plant parts are toxic to humans if ingested. Sensitivity to a toxin varies with a person’s age, weight, physical condition, and individual susceptibility. Children are most vulnerable because of their curiosity and small size. Toxicity can vary in a plant according to season, the plant’s different parts, and its stage of growth; and plants can absorb toxic substances, such as herbicides, pesticides, and pollutants from the water, air, and soil.

Materials: 10 Organic White Chinese Wisteria Seeds