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Longissima Alba Wisteria

Wisteria floribunda 'Longissima Alba'

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Longissima Alba Wisteria (Wisteria floribunda 'Longissima Alba') at Oakland Nurseries Inc

Wisteria floribunda 'Longissima Alba' flowers

Wisteria floribunda 'Longissima Alba' flowers

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Longissima Alba Wisteria (Wisteria floribunda 'Longissima Alba') at Oakland Nurseries Inc

Wisteria floribunda 'Longissima Alba' in bloom

Wisteria floribunda 'Longissima Alba' in bloom

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Height: 30 feet

Spread: 24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone: 5a

Other Names: White Japanese Wisteria

Description:

An absolutely stunning vine, featuring long chains of fragrant white flowers cascading from the branches in spring, very memorable in bloom, and vigorous to say the least; can grow quite woody, needs ample support and lots of sun

Ornamental Features:

Longissima Alba Wisteria is smothered in stunning chains of fragrant white pea-like flowers dangling from the stems in mid spring. It has green foliage throughout the season. The narrow pinnately compound leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes:

Longissima Alba Wisteria is a multi-stemmed deciduous vine with a twining and trailing habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a high maintenance vine that will require regular care and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Spreading

Longissima Alba Wisteria is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • General Garden Use
  • Hedges/Screening

Plant Characteristics:

Longissima Alba Wisteria will grow to be about 30 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. As a climbing vine, it tends to be leggy near the base and should be underplanted with low-growing facer plants. It should be planted near a fence, trellis or other landscape structure where it can be trained to grow upwards on it, or allowed to trail off a retaining wall or slope. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This vine should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder zones.

This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America, and parts of it are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so care should be exercised in planting it around children and pets.

 
 
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