Wisteria brachybotrys (w.venusta) 'SHOWA BENI'

Wisteria brachybotrys (w.venusta)
Wisteria brachybotrys (w.venusta) 'SHOWA BENI'
silky wisteria
SIZE/TYPE vine
USUAL HEIGHT 3-5m
USUAL WIDTH
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS pink
BLOOMING TIME June - June
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 5b   (down to -27°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
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Silky wisteria is one gorgeous flowering plant. What makes it different compared to other wisterias are its silky leaves and stumpy racemes of flowers. Showa Beni ('Aka-kapitan') is a recently introduced variety with pink and white flowers with a conspicuous yellow spot. The individual flowers are about twice the size of other wisterias. They open late – in late spring or early summer and have a lovely scent. They are followed by long bean-like seed pods which are poisonous.

Pinnate leaves are fresh to mid green and look rather exotic. They are downy and soft, hence name silky wisteria. The foliage densely covers the plant and its support, which is necessary also for tree-like forms because the wood of this climber remains very flexible for many years. Once the base trunk has hardened up you can remove the support.

The plants flower mainly on short spurs so cut back unwanted side branches to 2-3 leaves to encourage the formation of flowering spurs. Flowers already from the first year. It needs moist but well-drained, acidic soil that is semi-fertile and a sheltered place. Too much fertilizer will end up in vigorous growth and excess foliage but fewer flowers. Limited space for roots can also enhance flowering. Fully hardy to about -27°C (USDA zone 5b).

Last update 23-12-2008.
SIZES and PRICES
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Wisteria brachybotrys (w.venusta) 'SHOWA BENI' height 100-125 cm
STANDARD
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Wisteria brachybotrys (w.venusta) 'SHOWA BENI' height 100-125 cm
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Wisteria brachybotrys (w.venusta) height 150-175 cm
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Wisteria brachybotrys (w.venusta) 'SHOWA BENI' height of stem 80 cm
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Wisteria brachybotrys (w.venusta) height of stem 170-180 cm
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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