Wisteria – a scented affair too

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Wisteria floribunda (Japanese wisteria) comes out a little later than the classic mauve Chinese wisteria, but it’s well worth the wait. It also has a rich heady scent particularly noticeable at dusk.

wisteria floribunda
Weather permitting sitting in the dappled shade under the pergola dripping with Wisteria floribunda is a romantic experience.

Some of the white racemes are 18 inches long and the whole display is humming with bees.

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It is a fleeting display though as before the last buds at the bottom of each raceme are open the pea-like flowers at the top are already dropping.

Wisteria floribunda 25 May 2015
Wisteria floribunda
25 May 2015
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Author: agnesashe

Artisan, blogger and passionate East Anglian working from home.

7 thoughts on “Wisteria – a scented affair too”

  1. Oh! I keep looking for excuses to call on our landlords, as the heady perfume drifting into the porch from their wisteria, as you wait for them to come to the door is beyond heavenly.

    1. Well thank you and kind of you to praise the pics. I remembered you’d wanted to see it in full glory, but this is definitely one occasion where it really does look so much better in real life. If you’re living in an area colder than Zone 5 then I guess it wouldn’t make it through the winter.

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