Wisteria, Beautiful Flowers and How to Plant

Wisteria is a flowering plant of the pea family, Fabaceae, that includes ten species of climbing plants more commonly found in the Eastern part of the United States, China, Korea and Japan.

Wisteria is a very popular ornamental plants, especially in China and Japan. These plants can propagate and wrapped in media such as wood as high as 20 meters above the ground and they were able to spread 10 meters laterally.

The Wisteria Gardens is currently known to be in Sierra Madre, California with a land area of ​​about 4,046 square meters store a lot of Wisteria weighing 250 tons if the sum which was planted in 1894.

One stalk Wisteria has a length of 15 to 35 cm hanging down by the number of 9-19 pieces of leaves per stem. Flowers are produced also the same length can even reach 80 cm similar to the genus Laburnum, but are purple, violet, pink or white.

Wisteria will bloom in the spring for some species in Asia and in the mid to late summer for the species in America. The flowers are produced will be fragrant typical.

While the seeds produced by the plant is similar to a known Laburnum quite toxic.

Wisteria seeds

All parts of the plant contains saponins called wisterin. The substance is toxic and if ingested, can cause dizziness, confusion, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, severe diarrhea and fainting.

So far Wisterias has caused poisoning in children and pets in many countries, ranging from mild to severe gastroenteritis effect.

How to Grow Wisteria


If your garden is located in an open space, the Wisteria will provide a place for shelter and shade for the patio or pergola in your home.

However, note that Wisteria takes 6 years or more to be flowering since it is grown. 

Grows well in fertile soil slightly moist soil but preferably dried first.

Make sure the planting area exposed to direct sunlight. Although Wisteria can grow in the shade but the sun is still important.

If the soil in the yard is in bad condition then add compost. Otherwise, Wisteria will grow irregularly in many places.

The good planting is done in spring or autumn.

Dig a hole as deep as the root ball with a width of 2 to 3 times the depth. Planting with each other by a distance of about 3-5 meters.

Choose a blank area of ​​overgrown plants and not much more. Wisteria will grow rapidly and could overtake other plants.
Care Wisteria

Each spring, add a layer of compost under the plant and mulch (material cover crop) 2 inches thick to retain moisture and control weeds.

The farmers generally use phosphorus and bone meal to help Wisteria flowering. Also called bone meal as fertilizer which is made from a mixture of soil and animal bones had been crushed.


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