Loading... Please wait...

Categories

Add to Wish List

Click the button below to add the JAPANESE WISTERIA - Wisteria floribunda Seeds - LONGEST FLOWER RACEMES OF ALL WISTERIA - Excellent Bonsai Specimen to your wish list.

You Recently Viewed...

Our Newsletter


JAPANESE WISTERIA - Wisteria floribunda Seeds - LONGEST FLOWER RACEMES OF ALL WISTERIA - Excellent Bonsai Specimen

  • Image 1
  • Image 2
  • Image 3
  • Image 4
  • Image 5
  • Image 6
Price:
$6.50
Weight:
0.10 LBS
Shipping:
Calculated at checkout
Quantity:


Product Description

Choose from:

       5       Seeds    (Pkt. Size)

   100       Seeds    

   250       Seeds     

   500       Seeds   

 

 

JAPANESE WISTERIA - Wisteria floribunda - RE-BLOOMING Vine



Wisteria floribunda (common name Japanese wisteria) is a species of flowering plant in the pea family Fabaceae, native to Japan. Growing to 9 m (30 ft), it is a woody, deciduous twining climber. It was brought from Japan to the United States in 1830's. Since then, it has become one of the most highly romanticized flowering garden plants. It is also a common subject for bonsai, along with Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria).

The flowering habit of Japanese wisteria is perhaps the most spectacular of the Wisteria family. It sports the longest flower racemes of any wisteria; they can reach nearly half a meter in length. These racemes burst into great trails of clustered white, pink, violet, or blue flowers in early- to mid-spring. The flowers carry a distinctive fragrance similar to that of grapes.

Japanese wisteria can grow over 30m long over many supports via powerful clockwise-twining stems. The foliage consists of shiny, dark-green, pinnately compound leaves 10–30 cm in length. The leaves bear 9-13 oblong leaflets that are each 2–6 cm long. It also bears numerous poisonous, brown, velvety, bean-like seed pods 5–10 cm long that mature in summer and persist until winter. Japanese wisteria prefers moist soils and full sun in USDA plant hardiness zones 5-9. The plant often lives over fifty years.


This repeat-blooming vine will bring a blanket of lovely blossoms to your landscape. Features masses of sweetly scented 12" clusters of blue blooms — great for cut flowers — that are followed by 5" bean-like pods. Deer-resistant. Cold- and heat-tolerant. Matures to be up to 25" tall and 4-8' across. Requires sturdy support. Once established, plant blooms spring through late summer.


Plant seeds in spring after threat of frost has passed.  Soak seeds in a bowl of warm water for 24 hours prior to planting.  These seeds have been dusted with a rooting hormone to promote germination.  Plant in full sun and well-drained soil for best results.


These plants are hardy in U.S. Hardiness Zone 5 - 9.  They are easy to grow and can grow up to 10 feet in a single year. They will climb any nearby buildings or trees, so clip off any unwanted vines before they become established.


Wisteria floribunda, the Japanese Wisteria is native to Japan. It typically reaches heights of 35', but can grow higher. It can be trained into a tree-like form and is also a common subject for bonsai, along with Wisteria sinensis.


Wisterias do not conform to normal bonsai styling; they are styled to show off their highly scented racemes. The flowering habit of Japense wisteria is perhaps the most spectacular of the Wisteria family. It sports the longest flower racemes of any wisteria; they can reach nearly half a meter in length. These racemes burst into great trails of clustered violet or blue flowers in early to mid-Spring. The flowers carry a distinctive fragrance similar to that of grapes.


The leaves are 10" to 15" long and contain 13 to 19 leaflets that are each 2-6 cm long. The leaf color is bright green, emerging leaves may be red-tinged. It also bears numerous poisonous, brown, velvety, bean-like seed pods that mature in Summer and persist until Winter.

Trunks develop picturesque fluted and muscle-like form, bark is gray in color. The stem is twining clockwise. Pruning encourages dense, compact foliage and flowering.


Hardiness zones 5-9, (-5°C/25°F, -26°C/-15°F) in Winter. Due to the high moisture content of the roots, it should be given some protection when temperatures drop below -5°C. It is not fussy about soil type or moisture, although its preference is a reasonably moist, well drained, rich to average mix. Full sun or partial shade.


Wisteria require large quantities of water in comparison to most other bonsai species and need heavy watering to keep them continually moist. In periods of hot weather during the Summer, they will happily tolerate their pots being stood in a shallow tray of water to keep up moisture levels. However, water trays, if used, should be allowed to dry out daily. Water heavily before and during flowering.


In general, Wisteria need more fertilizer than most bonsai. However, in order to ensure good flowering, feeding should be minimized during and immediately following flowering. Fertilize heavily in Spring before flowering and in late Summer and Autumn, until the leaves drop.





Characteristics
Bonsai
Heat Tolerant
Fragrant Flowers
Nitrogen Fixing
Flowering Vine
Vine

Growing Info:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: none required
Germination: sow seed 1/4 deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Write your own product review

Product Reviews

This product hasn't received any reviews yet. Be the first to review this product!