WISTERIA FLORIBUNDA BLACK DRAGON

WISTERIA FLORIBUNDA BLACK DRAGON

27.50

AVAILABLE 2019. Possibly the most spectacular of all climbers, wisteria is unforgettable when seen in full flowering glory in early summer. Black Dragon has double purple flowers in foot-long racemes. Grafted stock so more vigorous and quicker to flower: plants available are of flowering age. Fertile well drained soil. 20 feet+ 7.5 or 10 litre pot. COLLECTION OR LOCAL DELIVERY ONLY DUE TO SIZE - PLEASE CONTACT RE AVAILABILITY.

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Wisteria Black Dragon is also known as Yae-kokuryu. Whatever you call it, this is a highly distinctive variety with much darker flowers than most other wisterias (hence the name, of course) held in long fragrant trusses over some weeks in the early season. Black Dragon is usually listed as a named variety of Wisteria Floribunda, or Japanses wisteria, but in fact it is a cultivar of the cross Wisteria x Formosa, the result of crossing W. Floribunda and W. Sinsensis. Other varieties of wisteria may be available at the same price. Plants are at least 5-6 feet in height.

Wisteria are usually seen enhancing the attractions of chocolate box cottages or stately mansions, but you don’t need to own either of those to be able to enjoy the glories of this classic climber. Any house wall or garden fence or pergola will do. We have seen wisteria trained as small trees and that is certainly a novel and striking way of growing it, but to do that takes time, patience and maintenance.

Wisteria do need pruning or they will take over! Prune young plants fairly cautiously to establish shape. Once established, prune back side branches hard in late winter or early spring to 2 or 3 buds and carry out a less drastic trimming in late summer. Sharpen those secateurs!

Over a pergola is how the gentleman responsible for this video grew his Wisteria Black Dragon.

Wisteria Floribunda Black Dragon is a hardy twining climber with long racemes of scented double purple flowers in early summer suitable for sun or semi-shade.


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