These beautiful plants bloom in summer and create one of the most beautiful sights any flora can create on this earth.
Summer is almost upon us. With the breeze getting warmer, the skies getting warmer, the transition from spring to summer signals one important thing. The blooming of plants especially, flowers. Flowers in shops, flowers on window sills, flowers in the fields. It is a riot of colors. Many of us will be trooping to nurseries to buy flowering plants for their yards and gardens. If you are, then you have good news, my friend.
Home Depot is currently selling Japanese wisteria for just $23 each. These purple, pink, blue, and white bulbs take over the country in lush gardens late April. They are selling wisteria roots which can be grown into fully grown trees in your backyard easily. All it takes is some water, some love, and some sunshine.
To plant the Wisteria root, first, soak the roots in a pail of water for a few hours. Then, place the roots in a hole that is deep enough that the roots are an inch below the surface. The hole also needs to be wide enough so that the roots have space to spread. Wisterias need a lot of support when they're growing, so properly stake your bare-root after planting.
According to Delish, Wisteria trees need at least 6 hours of FULL sunshine. The plant can tolerate partial shade but too much shade results in scanty blooms. It doesn't need any particular kind of soil as long as it is well drained. The plant is a climber and clings to anything easily, so unless you are going for that look, make sure you don't plant it near a fence or a gate. After planting, the wisteria needs at least one inch of water per week to thrive. If you're buying more than one, make sure to space them out at least 15-20 feet apart.
Wisterias are infamous for their late-blooming tendencies, but it is worth the wait. Wisterias usually bloom within three to five years of planting. Some wisterias can take up to 15 years. Wisteria doesn't require a lot of fertilizer and too much of it can delay or prevent blooming. According to SFGate, summer - blooming Japanese wisteria thrives in a wide range of temperature: −34.4 °C (−30 °F) to −1.1 °C (30 °F). This makes it ideal for a lot of states.
However, proper pruning techniques are essential for maintaining this plant. Without pruning, wisteria vines can grow 100 feet or more resulting in any blooms the plant produces to be too high up to see. Wisteria should be pruned in midsummer to shorten the new lateral branches. In late winter, it should be pruned again in a similar fashion. Once the vines start flowering, prune immediately after the blooms fade and again in late winter.
The breed of the wisteria was brought from Japan to the United States in the 1830s. It is also a common subject for bonsai, along with Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria). The most common types of wisteria are Japanese wisteria and Chinese wisteria. But there are four in total. The other two are American Wisteria and Silky Wisteria.
The most famous place in the world where these flowers are found in The Wisteria Tunnel of Kawachi Fuji Gardens. The tunnel is 220-meter long with flowers, in various shades of purple, white, and red, growing overhead on domed trellises. According to TokyoCreative, the garden has 150 trees comprising 22 types of wisteria in a variety of colors grow in a 10,000 square meters area.Disclaimer : This is based on sources and we have been unable to verify this information independently.