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Silky Wisteria

Wisteria venusta

Pronunciation: wis-TEER-ee-uh ven-NUSS-tuh
SKU #01367
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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Early Summer
Mature Size Twining stems reach 15 to 30 ft. long.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Waterwise, Compact Form
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Container, Espalier, Privacy Screen
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Phlox (Phlox); Bee Balm (Monarda); Rose (Rosa); Azalea (Azalea)
CARE
Care 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.
HISTORY
Lore Silky 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.

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