Japanese Wisteria (Wisteria floribunda) This is not a bonsai. We are offering rooted cuttings from mature, blooming, Japanese wisteria for those who enjoy bonsai culture. As experienced wisteria growers know, these plants can take 5 to 15 years to bloom from seed. For this reason, it is necessary to make sure you purchase wisteria from a reputable nurseryman selling only mature plant cuttings.
FOR BONSAI Plant your wisteria in the container you plan on leaving it in. These plants do not care to be re-potted often. Feed your plant for growth and girth, the first year. These plants grow incredibly fast, so be ready to prune often, to establish your desired height. Once you have achieved your desired girth and height, STOP feeding. wisteria will never produce blooms, as long as it is fed. These plants need stress to produce blooms.
FOR THE GARDEN Plant your wisteria in a sunny spot where it can climb, and climb it will! The roots of this plant, like to be shaded. We recommend planting in a large container, buried in the soil. this will prevent your vine from taking over the surrounding areas. Also, the container provides the stress this plant requires to bloom. DO NOT FEED wisteria after the first year. Wisteria WILL NOT bloom as long as it is fed.
A woody liana of the Wisteria family. It was brought from Japan to the United States in 1860 by George Rogers Hall. Since then, it has become one of the most highly romanticized flowering garden plants. It is also an excellent subject for bonsai.
The flowering habit of Japanese wisteria is perhaps the most spectacular of the Wisteria family. It sports the longest flower racemes of any wisteria; they can reach nearly half a meter in length. These racemes burst into great trails of clustered violet/blue flowers in early- to mid-spring. The flowers have a fantastic, powerful fragrance and resemble clustered orchids.
Japanese wisteria can grow over 30m long over many supports via powerful clockwise-twining stems. The foliage consists of shiny, dark-green, pinnately compound leaves. It also bears numerous, velvety seed pods. (seeds are poisonous) Japanese wisteria prefers moist soils and full sun in USDA plant hardiness zones 5-9. The plant often lives over fifty years and young plants grow at an incredible rate, up to 8 feet a single season.