Plant from fairytale – Wisteria ( wisteria sinensis )
in my garden…
They come in several colors, but the most striking is purple. Blooms rich in clusters in early spring, unfortunately only once a year, and the flower lasts for very short time, only 15 days or until the first stronger rain, which often destroys it. Besides looking beautiful flower smells sweet and strong like jasmine. The plant is very quick and for a year or two can cover the pergola, it requires a strong support and you must take care not to plant it too close to objects such as gutters or similar because wisterias strong trunk could easily crushed everything that wrap-around.
From the moment when is planted it does not require any care except occasional pruning because it is very fast growing. Do not prune in the fall as it blooms on last year’s branches. They are very effective and trim like a tree.
Although wisteria can take and very low minuses they like sheltered spots from the wind where bloom much better.