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Wisteria brachybotrys ‘Showa-Beni’ (Silky Wisteria)

Wisteria 'Showa-Beni'

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Noted for its foliage and lovely scent, award-winning Wisteria brachybotrys ‘Showa-Beni’ is a gorgeous climber with flowers of great beauty. It produces masses of hanging sprays, up to 6 in. long (15 cm), of fragrant, pea-like, pink and white flowers with a conspicuous yellow spot. Each flower is about twice larger than those of other Wisteria varieties. Blooming more or less simultaneously in late spring or early summer, they always produce a dramatic floral display. The flowers are followed by attractive, velvety, bean-like pods, 8 in. long (20 cm), which ripen in late summer and may persist into winter. The dense foliage of exotic-looking, fresh green, pinnate leaves with 11 downy leaflets is particularly attractive. This Silky Wisteria flowers the first year after planting.

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • A long-lived climber, this Silky Wisteria can grow vigorously up to 10-40 ft. tall (3-12 m). It climbs by twining anti-clockwise (from right to left around the axis).
  • Thrives in full sun or part shade in moderately fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Drought tolerant. Best flower production is obtained in full sun.
  • Can be grown against a house wall, arbors, pergolas, trellises, or fences or trained as a free-standing half standard. It must be sited and trained on sturdy structures which will be able to support the heavy weight of the mature Wisteria. Grow this plant around patios where the flowers can be enjoyed.
  • Susceptible to foliage-chewing insects and fungal diseases, but none are significant. Deer resistant
  • Needs regular pruning to control the size and shape of the plant and to promote flowering.
  • Propagate by layering, softwood cuttings, hardwood cuttings, or grafting. Choose sites wisely because plants dislike being transplanted.
  • All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 9
Heat Zones 3 - 9
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Climbers
Plant Family Leguminosae
Genus Wisteria
Common names Wisteria
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid)
Height 10' - 40'
(3m - 12.2m)
Spread 4' - 30'
(120cm - 9.1m)
Maintenance High
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Wall-Side Borders, Walls And Fences
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Wisteria floribunda (Japanese Wisteria)
Wisteria frutescens (American Wisteria)
Wisteria floribunda ‘Lawrence’ (Japanese Wisteria)
Wisteria brachybotrys ‘Murasaki-Kapitan’ (Silky Wisteria)
Wisteria floribunda ‘Murasaki Noda’ (Japanese Wisteria)
Wisteria ‘Caroline’ (Japanese Wisteria)

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 9
Heat Zones 3 - 9
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Climbers
Plant Family Leguminosae
Genus Wisteria
Common names Wisteria
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid)
Height 10' - 40'
(3m - 12.2m)
Spread 4' - 30'
(120cm - 9.1m)
Maintenance High
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Wall-Side Borders, Walls And Fences
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage
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Do I Need?
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