Okayama Silky Wisteria

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Okayama'

Beautiful 4 to 6-inch long racemes heavily adorned with rich violet buds that open early to highly scented, softly-colored violet-lavender blooms all at one time. Profuse bloomer, especially as it ages. Blooms fade out to give way to lush, green, silky-haired foliage. An excellent vine for trellis and espalier.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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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 MaturityFast grower with stems 16 ft. long or more.
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, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsFruit Tree & Vine
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Waterwise
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsRose (Rosa); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Lavender (Lavandula); Phlox (Phlox); Salvia (Salvia)

Water regularly during first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Once established, water deeply and less frequently. Take care not to overwater. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer. Provide support such as a trellis or arbor. Prune annually to control size.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-10

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