Silky Wisteria

Wisteria venusta

SKU
01367
Showy, compact and dense clusters of heavily fragrant flowers that bloom profusely all at once in early summer. Vigorous, twisting stems with broad green foliage are covered with silky hairs. Train on arbor, trellis or fence for best effect. An excellent patio cover or back-drop behind a perennial garden. Deciduous.
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Botanical Pronunciationwis-TEER-ee-uh ven-NUSS-tuh
LoreSilky Wisteria (W. venusta, a.k.a. W. brachybotrys) 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 15 to 30 ft. long.
Bloom TimeEarly Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseContainer, Espalier, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsFruit Tree & Vine
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Waterwise, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Provide enriched, well-drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer. Provide support such as a trellis or arbor. Prune annually to control size.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6 - 9

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