Wisteria floribunda 'Domino'synonyms -
Description: A slightly smaller form of Wisteria. Fragrant lilac-blue flowers in long,drooping racemes open from from late spring until early summer. Flowers on a young plant.
Green, compound leaves.
Climate/Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade
Height/Spread: 6 metres x 3 metres
Soil Requirements: Fertile, moist, well-drained soil
Pruning: (RHS guidance for double pruning)Summer pruning (July or August) - Cut back the whippy green shoots of the current year’s growth to five or six leaves after flowering.
This controls the size of the wisteria, preventing it getting into guttering and windows, and encourages it to form flower buds rather than green growth.
Winter pruning (January or February)
Then, cut back the same growths to two or three buds in January or February (when the plant is dormant and leafless) to tidy it up before the growing season starts and ensure the flowers will not be obscured by leaves
Special Requirements: To ensure a good framework is developed, after planting prune back the leading shoot to 90cm above the ground and tie in the new shoots to required frame as they develop.
May also be listed as Wisteria x formosa 'Domino', Wisteria sinensis 'Prematura'
The stems of Japanese Wisteria twine in a clockwise direction.