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Wisteria floribunda Alba Growing Guide

How to Grow White Japanese wisteria in your Garden

White Japanese wisteria

Wisteria floribunda (Wisteria) flowers at Crater Rd Kula, Maui, Hawaii photograph by Forest and Kim Starr.


Quick Wisteria floribunda Alba Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific name: Wisteria floribunda Alba
  • Common Name: White Japanese wisteria
  • Growing Zone (USA): 05 to 09
  • Life Cycle/Type: Shrub, Vine

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 180 to 720
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 480 to 600
  • Time of Bloom: Spring
  • Color of Bloom: White
  • Leaf Foliage Detail: Green
  • Growth Form: Spreading or horizontal, Variable height, Variable spread

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Partially shady to full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Quick
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Alkaline, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Slightly alkaline, Well drained
  • Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • Level of Maintenance: Medium
  • Propagation: Layering, soft- or hardwood cuttings, grafting
  • How to Prune: Regular pruning required
  • Pests: scale insects
  • Diseases: leaf spot, powdery mildew

Further Information

  • Can Attact:
  • Tolerant of: Deer
  • Best used in: Arbor, Espalier, Pollard
  • Miscellaneous : Is not a native plant of N. America, Invasive, Naturalizing, Some parts are poisonous, Fragrant flowers, Blooms are very showy
  • Genus Detail: Wisteria
  • Further Reading: Here and Here



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