Wisteria sinensis 'Amethyst'

Wisteria sinensis 'Amethyst' has a powerful fragrance, lovely drifting in through open windows and doors. 'Amethyst' is a beautiful rosy mauve. More
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Wisteria sinensis 'Amethyst' is a hugely floriferous wisteria, with flowers well before the leaves, so that you see them bright and clear.

It has a powerful fragrance, lovely drifting in through open windows and doors. 'Amethyst' is a beautiful rosy mauve.

Genus Wisteria
Group/Species sinensis
Variety Amethyst
Common Name Chinese Wisteria
Border Position On a Climbing Support
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 6.0m (20ft)
Spacing 6m (20ft)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Prefers full sun or light dappled shade in fertile, moist but well-drained soil. Ideally the roots should be shaded with the top growth in sun against a wall, fence or other supporting structure, may also be grown through a large tree or trained as a free-standing half. Fork over the planting area, incorporating plenty of organic matter and dig a hole large enough to cover the root ball. Sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole and use the depth that it was planted in the pot as your guide. Backfill and firm gently around the base of the plant before watering generously.
Care Tips Plants will dry out quickly, especially in a light or sandy soil, so keep plants well watered, particularly when newly planted and during dry periods. Top dress the base of the plant in spring with a high potash granular fertiliser, such as our Dahlia or Rose Food, to encourage flower production. To encourage the development of flowering spurs, train your wisteria so that the side shoots and branches are horizontal, eg onto a wire secured to a wall or fence. In summer, after flowering, cut back the whippy green shoots of the current year's growth back to five or six leaves. In winter cut the same growth back further to two or three flower buds to ensure the flowers will not be obscured by leaves.
Flowering Early May - Early June
Vase Life These should last up to 5 days in water, and will fragrance a room very well.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Wisteria sinensis 'Amethyst' reviews

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Reviewed 25th April 2020 by Anne

Broken off , refunded purchase cost

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Reviewed 21st April 2020 by Angela

As mentioned above in earlier question

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Cynthia

I have been delighted with the plants and the service

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Deborah

Easy to order and always high quality plants! Blooming marvellous!

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Audrey

Well packed so travelled well .Now planted and looking good

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Mike

Has bedded in well.plsnted in large container.