Wisteria brachybotrys Showa Beni

Showa Beni climbers

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Showa Beni' is a non-evergreen, twining shrub with light green leaves turning yellow in the autumn.

This strong growing, climbing plant produces beautifully scented, lilac-pink, pea-like flowers which hang in long sprays during late spring and early summer which can measure up to 15cm.

These are followed by velvety, bean-like seedpods up to 20cm long.

How to grow

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

Showa Beni characteristics


  • 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


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


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