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Climber Wall Shrub

Wisteria frutescens 'Amethyst Falls'PBR

shrubby wisteria 'Amethyst Falls'

A deciduous climber to 5m tall and 3m wide with leaves comprising up to 15 leaflets. Fragrant purplish-blue flowers with a yellow spot, eachup to 2cm in diameter, are densely produced on racemes 5-15cm long in summer

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Size
Ultimate height
4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
2.5–4 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Blue Purple Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Fabaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Climbing
Potentially harmful
All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested. Wear gloves and wash hands after handling
Genus

Wisteria are vigorous woody climbers with twining stems bearing pinnate leaves and long pendulous racemes of fragrant pea-like flowers in spring and early summer

Name status

Accepted

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in a fertile, moist, well-drained soil in sun or semi shade. May be trained into a tree, on a wall, arch or pergola, or as a free-standing half standard. This relatively compact cultivar is suitable for container-growing. See wisteria growing guide for more advice

Propagation

Propagate by layering, softwood cuttings, hardwood cuttings or grafting

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

See pruning wisteria

Pests

Can get scale insects including wisteria scale

Diseases

May be affected by a leaf spot and powdery mildews

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