Wisteria floribunda ‘Rosea’

Japanese wisteria

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Outstanding Qualities

Japanese wisterias are perhaps the most romantic and beautiful of vines. Much loved for their long, pendant racemes of fragrant, pea-like flowers, Japanese wisterias have been grown in gardens for centuries. 'Rosea', also called 'Pink Ice', has pale, creamy rose flowers held in long racemes in late spring. They are sweetly fragrant and look graceful beneath the fresh, light green foliage of this dramatic vine. Give this Japanese wisteria strong support with enough height to show off its blooms. It's lovely over a pergola, where the blossoms drop down to eye level. When in bloom it is very attractive to bees and butterflies. Wisterias have pinnately compound leaves that turn yellow in fall. When well placed, Wisteria floribunda 'Rosea' is a real show stopper!

Quick Facts

Plant Type: spreading vine

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 100 ft. 0 in. (30.48 meters)

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Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 9

Flower Color: pink

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun

Water Requirements: regular watering to drought tolerant

Seasonal Interest: elegant spring flowers

Wildlife Associations: bees, hummingbirds

Culture Notes
Japanese wisteria grows best in well-drained or sandy soil, but will tolerate clay if the drainage is adequate. It does best and will flower at a younger age in full sun, but will still put on a good show in light or open shade. It is fairly drought tolerant once established, but appreciates occasional watering during prolonged dry weather. The main trick to growing wisteria is training and pruning. Regular pruning in summer and winter will develop a beautiful plant that is very floriferous and easy to care for. This is an excellent plant on which to practice pruning, as it is very forgiving of mistakes. Consult a pruning expert or take a local class to learn techniques for taming this vigorous vine.
Geek Notes
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