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Wisteria sinensis 'Jako' (Chinese Wisteria)

Chinese Wisteria 'Jako', Wisteria floribunda Reindeer, Wisteria floribunda 'Fragrantissima', Wisteria floribunda 'Jakohn-Fuji', Wisteria 'Jako', Wisteria sinensis 'Alba Improved'


Noted for its exceptional fragrance, award-winning Wisteria sinensis 'Jako' (Chinese Wisteria) is a deciduous climber with intensively fragrant clusters, up to 12 in. long (30 cm), of pea-like, white flowers. They appear in late spring or early summer before the leaves open. Since they bloom more or less simultaneously, they always produce a dramatic floral display. The flowers are followed by attractive, velvety, green, bean-like pods, which ripen in fall and may persist into winter. Equally attractive is the dense foliage of fresh green, pinnate leaves along the twining stems. Flowering very early in the season and often in the first year, this Chinese Wisteria is a plant of great beauty.

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • A long-lived climber, this Chinese Wisteria can grow up to 30 ft. tall and wide (9 m). It climbs by twining anticlockwise (from left to right 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, fences or trained as a free-standing half standard in a container. 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 in order to control size and shape of the plant and to promote flowering.
  • Propagate by layering, softwood cuttings, hardwood cuttings or grafting.Choose growing sites wisely because plants dislike being transplanted. 
  • All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested.

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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 Wisteria
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 10' – 30' (3m – 9m)
Spread 10' – 30' (3m – 9m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance High
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Small Gardens, Wall-Side Borders, Walls and Fences
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


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 Wisteria
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 10' – 30' (3m – 9m)
Spread 10' – 30' (3m – 9m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance High
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Small Gardens, Wall-Side Borders, Walls and Fences
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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