Wisteria floribunda 'Yae-kokuryū' (d)
Japanese wisteria 'Yae-kokuryu'
Other common namesJapanese wisteria 'Violacea Plena'
SynonymsWisteria × formosa 'Yae-kokuryū'
Wisteria floribunda 'Violacea Plena'
see moreWisteria venusta 'Violacea Plena'
Wisteria brachybotrys 'Violacea Plena'
Wisteria violacea plena
Wisteria floribunda Double Black Dragon
Ultimate height8–12 metres
Time to ultimate height10–20 years
Ultimate spread2.5–4 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
West–facing or South–facing
- Native to the UK
- Potentially harmful
- Harmful if eaten. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
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
How to grow
Grow in a fertile, moist, well-drained soil in sun or semi shade. May be trained into a large tree, on a wall, arch or pergola, or as a free-standing half standard. See wisteria cultivation for more advice
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- City and courtyard gardens
- Climber and wall shrubs
- Wall side borders
Prune twice a year for best results, see pruning wisteria for detailed advice
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