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Iko Yama Fuji Silky Wisteria

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Iko Yama Fuji'

Pronunciation: wis-TEER-ee-uh brak-ee-BOT-rees
SKU #44462
5-10

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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Late Spring to Early Summer
Mature Size Twining stems reach 25 to 30 ft. long.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Waterwise, Fast Growing
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Fragrant, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Container, Espalier, Small Spaces
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Rose (Rosa); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Phlox (Phlox); Salvia (Salvia)
CARE
Care 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.
HISTORY
Lore The 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.

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