Okayama Silky Wisteria
Wisteria brachybotrys 'Okayama'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||wis-TEER-ee-uh brak-ee-BOT-rees|
|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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast grower with stems 16 ft. long or more.|
|Bloom Time||Late spring to early summer.|
|Flower Attribute||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Container, Espalier, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Fruit Tree & Vine|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Waterwise|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Rose (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