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botanical name:
Wisteria frutescens 'Longwood Purple'
Wisteria frutescens 'Longwood Purple' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  American Wisteria
family:  Papilionaceae
characteristics: climber, scented/aromatic
height: 5.00m
width: 3.50m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: twining
leaf colour: green
flower colour: purple
fruit colour: brown & green
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Twining deciduous climber with pinnate leaves. Numerous short clusters of fragrant, deep purple flowers in late spring and early summer. Often repeat flowers later in the year. Shorter growing and less rampant than the oriental species, also later flowering.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained soil in a sunny position. Over-rich soil may reduce flowering.
Plants may not flower until fully established, which can take five years.
Prune shoots back to 4 buds in late winter, before new growth begins.

propagation:
By grafting.

other notes:
Selected at Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania, USA
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