The colors and scents of wisteria



Unlike what many think, wisteria is not a tree, but a beautiful ornamental plant that, if well groomed, can reach important dimensions until it looks like a real tree. Since it is a climbing, it can reach a height of 8-10 meters, twisting around columns or railings. With judicious pruning, may instead to keep the size for those who prefer it as a small sapling.
The main feature of wisteria is its fragrant flowers: the intense smell of its flowers is what distinguishes this plant from others. The color of the flowers touches various shades of purple, from the most delicate lilac to the purple intensity. Thanks to its characteristic flowers, wisteria is often chosen to adorn gazebo, railings, exterior walls of houses.


Wisteria can be grown both in pots and in soil, clearly the plant will grow also depending on the space it has available. The ideal period to plant it is the end of winter, to avoid the lower temperatures that could make our plant cold. The favorite ground for wisteria is clayey, in a sunny position. If placed on the ground, it is transplanted into a deep hole of at least half a meter, just placed the plant is covered with earth to fill the hole or pot completely and then abundantly watered.If we want the wisteria to climb, we begin to anchoring it immediately to support it so that it can begin its climbing growth. Wisteria needs a lot of water in the summer, little when it gets colder.

During seasons like spring and autumn it may be enough to water the wisteria once a week, but we always pay attention to increasing the amount of water with rising temperatures. It is also important to know that younger plants suffer more than the old drought, so let’s remember to water the young wisteria more frequently.


Wisteria is originally from the Orient (it is particularly common in China and Japan) but since it was brought to Europe at the beginning of the 19th century it has also spread widely in the West. For those who are passionate about flower language will gladly discover that W. a symbol of friendship and availability, but also immortality and longevity. Despite its decorative use, in Asia wisteria is also used in the kitchen for making some recipes or in medicine. W. also has many therapeutic properties, such as reducing menstrual pain and generally relieving inflammation-related pain. It is also a detoxifying and has beneficial effects on those who suffer from intestinal disorders, insomnia and thyroid related disorders.




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