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How to Grow Wisteria floribunda 'Alba' Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing White Japanese Wisteria

White Japanese wisteria

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


Wisteria floribunda Alba Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Wisteria floribunda Alba
  • Common Name: White Japanese wisteria
  • Growing Zone: USA: 5 to 09
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Shrub, Vine

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 180 to 720
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 480 to 600
  • Time of Bloom: Spring
  • Flower Details: White
  • Leaf Foliage: Green
  • Fruit:
  • 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
  • Soil Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • 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 Attract:
  • Tolerant of: Deer
  • Best Garden Use: Arbor, Espalier, Pollard
  • Family:
  • Closely Related Species:
  • 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 and References: Here and Here