Iko Yama Fuji Silky Wisteria

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Iko Yama Fuji'

Lovely, long racemes are covered with rich violet buds that open to highly fragrant, pale lilac blooms in late spring. Develops long seedpods. A profuse bloomer, especially as it ages. An excellent vine for trellis and espalier near porches or windows where the fragrance can be enjoyed. Deciduous.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.


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Botanical Pronunciationwis-TEER-ee-uh brak-ee-BOT-rees
LoreThe Silky Wisteria (W. brachybotrys, a.k.a. W. venusta) is commonly named such because of the silky hairs on the foliage. The blooms of the Silky Wisteria are heavily scented, and are on very sturdy stalks. The racemes are stockier than many others, with less length (generally 4 to 6 inches) but much broader, and do not vine out as vigorously as other species of wisteria, making them an excellent wisteria for containers and smaller gardens. As they age they will become even more prolific bloomers, especially when trained into a tree form.
Average Size at MaturityTwining stems reach 25 to 30 ft. long.
Bloom TimeLate Spring to Early Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseContainer, Espalier, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Small Spaces
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Waterwise, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsRose (Rosa); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Phlox (Phlox); Salvia (Salvia)

Thrives in average, loamy, well-drained soil, but tolerant of a range of soil conditions. Water deeply, regularly in the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, water as needed to maintain evenly moist soil. Feed in early spring. For a tidy appearance, prune annually after flowering.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-10

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