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WISTERIA frutescens 'Amethyst Falls'
Commonly known as American wisteria
An unusual dwarf species which is less vigorous than other wisteria varieties. Reaches only about 10-15 feet in maturity. Compact growth habit makes it ideal for containers and sunny walls. Lilac-blue flowers
Good to know - a fragrant compact climber that can be grown in a container sited near a seating area.
Pests & Diseases - aphids, leaf spot, brown scale, honey fungus.
Place of Origin - southeastern USA
Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
Height - 5m (15ft)
Spread - 3m (12ft)
Climber - Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging - compact, twining climber. Can flower sporadically through the summer. Flowers are 2cm (¾in) across densely produced on short racemes 5-15cm (2-6in) long.
Against a wall
Fertile moist well-drained soil
Harmful if eaten - These will give you an upset tummy, so please don't eat any of these.
Wisteria - Care Guide
Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Slate Plant Labels
These wonderfully tactile natural slate plant labels are hand made in Cornwall and come with a chalk pen. Just stick them in your pot or border. Pack of 6.
Slate Tie-on Plant Labels
Hand made in Cornwall, these delightful natural slate labels are perfect for pots. Comes with chalk pen. Pack of 5
2ply sisal garden twine - 250 grams
Natural garden twine, 500 grams, 350 metres. Ideal in the garden or the home.