Who does not know the Wisteria? Also known as Flower of the feather or Wisteria, its scientific name is wisteria sinensis. It is a deciduous climbing shrub whose flowers are simply beautiful, don't you think? They appear in hanging clusters whose length exceeds thirty centimeters. It is a great plant for gardens, as it is very resistant.
Further… Did you know that there are three types of Wisteria? Yes, yes, but I will reveal them to you towards the end of this article. Keep reading.
When we talk about resistance, we refer not only to its climatic rusticity (it can withstand temperatures of up to five degrees below zero), but also to its ease of recovering from pruning. So much so that we can form it as we want: either as a climbing plant or as a tree. In the art of bonsai it is a highly sought after species, since you can make authentic works of art with Wisteria, with the style that you like the most.
This beautiful climber is native to China and Japan, where it can reach an approximate height of about fifteen meters. Their life expectancy is similar to ours: about 100 years. So if you are looking for a climber but you are worried that she will live a few years, with our protagonist today you will not have any problem with that.
And this here ... is also a Wisteria, specifically its scientific name is Wisteria sinensis 'Alba', since its flowers are white. It's pretty, right? But there is also a much less common variety called Wisteria sinensis 'Rosea' of pink flowers.
It is not a very demanding plant. It will grow wonderfully in acid soils and temperate climates, but it can be had in somewhat warmer climates as a plant for the patio or terrace, where it will undoubtedly will give an oriental touch to stay.