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botanical name:
Wisteria sinensis 'Alba'
Wisteria sinensis 'Alba' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Wisteria
family:  Papilionaceae
characteristics: climber
height: 10.00m
width: 10.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: twining
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: green
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 6 to 10
White flowered form. Vigorous climber with woody stems that twine anti-clockwise. Large pinnate leaves.

Plants may not flower until fully established, which can take five years. May be damaged by late spring frosts, best grown on a west facing wall in cold areas.
Prune twice yearly: in August, cutting new growth back to five buds, and in February, cutting shoots back to two buds. An alternative regime is to prune just once, at the end of August or early September, cutting back to two buds.

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