Botanical name: Wisteria floribunda
German name: Japanischer Blauregen
Flowering time: May to June
Flowers: purple, blue, pink, white
Foliage: summer green
Growth habit: climbing plant, climbing shoots
Origin: Japanese island area
In the early summer months of May and June blooms Japanese blue vine. Contrary to what the name suggests, it comes in different variations. The coloration of the flowers can therefore range from violet-blue to pink or white. Many small, butterfly-like individual flowers hang together in dense clusters, making Wisteria floribunda a highlight in any garden. Due to its special shape, the flowers hang lushly from the branches. However, not only the shape, but also the fragrance is reminiscent of grapes. This is pleasantly sweet and attracts insects, such as bees and butterflies.
After flowering develop elongated green beans. When the plant can enjoy long hours of sunshine, the beans open, throwing seeds into the surrounding environment. The legumes must not be eaten, as they are poisonous. Unlike the Chinese blue vine (Wisteria sinensis), the Japanese is less vigorous.
Japanese bluegrass prefers fertile and moist soils that are permeable to water. Especially in the first year, during the flowering period and on hot summer days, care must be taken to ensure that the plant receives sufficient water. In addition, in the first years, winter protection from fleece is recommended. At this time, the buds are still sensitive to frost. After that, Wisteria floribunda can withstand even temperatures as low as -17°C. The ornamental plant likes sunny locations, which are protected from the wind. The sunnier the spot, the more abundant will be the colorful clusters of flowers.
Outstanding is that the climbing plant has an extremely strong growth. It can easily reach a height of up to ten meters. In order for Wisteria floribunda to grow tall, it needs a strong and sturdy climbing framework. It winds in a clockwise direction. This point must be taken into account before attaching the shoots. Everything that is near it, the plant will entwine.
Therefore, the ornamental plant is particularly suitable for beautifying pergolas, walls or facades. A climbing talent, it entwines itself around everything and provides ravishing highlights in any garden with its cascades of flowers.
It is also possible to integrate the Japanese blue vine into the garden as a high trunk. It should be noted that this requires regular pruning, especially in the first few years. On patios or balconies, Wisteria floribunda can grow in large planters and provide an exciting splash of color. Due to its unique properties, there is an opportunity to include Japanese Blue Vine in any garden or on any terrace or balcony.
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