Wisteria floribunda Kimono

Kimono climbers

Wisteria floribunda 'Kimono' also known as Japanese Wisteria is a fast growing, non-evergreen climber with light green leaves which turn yellow in autumn.

It features sweetly scented, long, drooping clusters of pretty white pea-like flowers, each of which have a blue eye, often referred to as 'white with blue eyes' in late spring and early summer.

How to grow

This fast growing climber is best grown against a sunny wall side, house, wall, trellis or informally through a large tree.


Kimono characteristics

Growing

  • Attractive features: Scented flowers
  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Flowering duration: Long
  • Height after 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Climbing
  • Spread after 10 years: 3m-4m / 10ft-13ft

Climate

  • Cold hardiness (RHS): H5 (to -15C)
  • Cold hardiness (USDA): (7) 0F / -18C

Identification

  • Flowering month: April
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous