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Wisteria sinensis 'Alba' (White chinese wisteria)

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
15m
Max height
12m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Wisteria sinensis 'Alba'

Other names

White chinese wisteria

Genus

Wisteria Wisteria

Variety or Cultivar

'Alba' _ 'Alba' is a vigorous climber with racemes of fragrant, pure white flowers opening before the new leaves.


Wisteria sinensis 'Alba' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

The flowers have a lovely fragrance.

Habit

Climbing, Spreading

Toxicity

All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Scale insects Scale insects

Leaf spot , Powdery mildew Leaf spot , Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Layering, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Wisteria sinensis 'Alba' (White chinese wisteria) will reach a height of 15m and a spread of 12m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in soil that is moist but well-drained.This becomes a very large and long-lived climber so choose the right site when planting. Can be grown informally through large tree or more formally against a house wall.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Wisteria sinensis 'Alba'

Other names

White chinese wisteria

Genus

Wisteria Wisteria

Variety or Cultivar

'Alba' _ 'Alba' is a vigorous climber with racemes of fragrant, pure white flowers opening before the new leaves.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

The flowers have a lovely fragrance.

Habit

Climbing, Spreading

Toxicity

All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Scale insects

Specific diseases

Leaf spot , Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Layering, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Wisteria sinensis 'Alba' (White chinese wisteria) will reach a height of 15m and a spread of 12m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in soil that is moist but well-drained.This becomes a very large and long-lived climber so choose the right site when planting. Can be grown informally through large tree or more formally against a house wall.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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