• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Wisteria floribunda 'Rosea'

Pink Japanese wisteria

AGM plants

AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

  • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • Available to buy
  • Of good constitution
  • Essentially stable in form & colour
  • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases
Pink Japanese wisteria

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  • Other common names Pink Japanese wisteria

  • Synonyms Wisteria floribunda 'Hon-beni'
    Wisteria floribunda 'Honey Bee Pink'

    Wisteria floribunda 'Honko'
    Wisteria floribunda 'Huntington Pink'
    Wisteria floribunda 'Pink Ice'

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  • Genus Wisteria are vigorous woody climbers with twining stems bearing pinnate leaves and long pendulous racemes of fragrant pea-like flowers in spring and early summer

  • Family Papilionaceae / Papilionaceae

  • Species 'Rosea' is a large, strong-growing deciduous, twining climber with dark green, pinnate leaves and drooping racemes to 60cm in length, crowded with fragrant, pale rose flowers tipped with purple, with the leaves

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Climbing

  • Fragrance Flower

  • Toxicity All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)
    Old hardiness ratings

    While we update our systems with the new hardiness ratings you may still see old hardiness ratings in your search results. These are denoted as 'Old'.

    • H1 - Requires heated glass
    • H2 - Requires unheated glass
    • H3 - Hardy outside in some regions of the UK
    • H4 - Hardy throughout the UK
    • H1 + H3 - Requires heated glass but may be grown outside in summer

    For full details of the hardiness ratings see

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    H5

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilChalk, Sand, Clay, Loam

  • pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline

Size

  • Ultimate height

    4-8 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    2.5-4 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    10-20 years

How to grow

Cultivation A large, long-lived climber so choosing the right site is important. Can be grown informally through large tree or more formally against a house wall or trained as a free-standing half standard in a container. Will grow in most soils that are moist but well-drained. Further wisteria cultivation advice

Propagation Propagate by layering, softwood cuttings, hardwood cuttings or grafting

Suggested planting locations and garden types Wall-side Borders

How to care

Pruning Pruning wisteria

Pests Can get scale insects

Diseases May be affected by a leaf spot and powdery mildews

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