|One of the milestones of spring is the sight of these old-fashioned favorite, climbing vines trailing over porches, arbors and among the branches of tall trees. Their masses of long, hanging clusters of fragrant flowers on vines up to 40 feet long are well worth stopping for. Vigorous and long-lived, these woody plants are also trained up and over trellises, along walls or pruned into small, tree-like shapes. All parts of the plant are poisonous, including flowers and seeds. The most fragrant of the many types of Wisteria is Wisteria floribunda, Japanese Wisteria. Start by seed and grafting from select plants. Remove suckers that sprout from base of plants. Ill-timed spring freezes can damage or destroy flower buds.
Long, drooping racemes of dense white flowers up to 2 feet long bloom best in full sun. May produce oblong, velvety pods in late summer and autumn. Hardiest of the Wisterias.
Attributes - Wisteria floribunda 'Alba'
Plant Type: Vine
Bloom Season: Early Summer
Flower Color: White
Height: 25 ft. to 30 ft.
Width: 30 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Alkaline Soil. Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy Flowers.