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Wisteria floribunda 'Snow Showers'

Common Name:
Japanese wisteria
Plant Type:
Deciduous vine
Fabaceae (The Pea Family)
Geographic Origin:
Japan and East Asia
California Native?:
Plant Size:
20 feet +
Landscape/Garden Uses:
walls and fences
Flowering Season:
Flower Color:
Full sun
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate to occasional watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 0 degrees F. or less
Japanese wisteria is distinguished by the many (15 or more) narrow leaflets making up each leaf and by long, relatively narrow flower clusters, the blossoms opening in succession. 'Snow Showers' ('Shiro Noda') has clusters up to 18 inches long, closely packed with pure white, lightly fragrant blossoms. Sun, reasonably well drained soil, moderate watering during active growth. Wisterias tolerate a surprising degree of summer drought. Hardy to 0 degrees F or below.