Often seen adorning country homes with their pendulous lilac blooms, Wisteria plants are excellent for quickly covering structures with enchanting floral interest. These abundant flowers excude a delightful fragrance which can range from sweet to musky - examples include Wisteria brachybotrys 'Okayama', noted for its powerful sweet scent, and Wisteria floribunda 'Alba' which has more gentle fragrance. At Primrose, we recommend using sinensis for walls, and floribunda for pergolas. This is due to their differently sized racemes.
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The Brachybotrys is highly scented and provides an elegant display of large, dense foliage. It can grow to become heavy and is best supported against trellises, fences or pergolas.
This deciduous cultivar is suitable for walls due to its shorter racemes. Prized for its sweet fragrance and ostentatious display, the Wisteria Sinensis turns any surface into a piece of art.
Floribunda have the longest racemes of all the species, which cascade down into pendulous foliage. They are best hanging free on a pergola, unobstructed by surrounding branches.