Hard to think that so much beauty can be harmful. But that happens with the glycinea plant with beautiful flowers that fall in droves but very toxic at the same time.
Perhaps the best known wisteria landscape will be the famous Wisteria Tunnela wisteria-covered tunnel that looks out over the Kawachi Fuji Gardensin the Japanese city of Kitakyushu. The wisteria have been wound around the structure and thus have formed a wonderful multicolored tunnel that blooms between the end of April and mid-May, when the flowers give a unique spectacle.
More than 150 Wisteria plants of 20 species they coexist in the place and the grace of the hanging flowers transforms the tunnel into a dreamlike passageway.
Wisteria is native to China, Japan and North America and is a plant that belongs to the family of legumes. Its scientific name is Wisteria, a tribute to the American physician Gaspar Wistar. There are many species of wisteria and among the best known are the wisteria sinensis, wisteria floribunda, wisteria venusta, wisteria caroline and wisteria alba.
Standard wisteria has a thick, woody trunk but is twisted. It is hardly seen when the plant blooms because its hanging flowers they form beautiful clusters that fall. The flowers are scented and they can be white, purple or lilac depending on the variety.
The wisteria is poisonousespecially the seeds and pods so you have to be careful if there are children or pets at home, keeping them out of their reach.
Wisteria is a visually exquisite plant and that is why it is widely used with ornamental purposes. On the contrary, it is not a very practical plant as it attracts insects, especially bees. In general, it is used on pergolas, fences and walls because it is a climber.
As for its care, it is necessary that it grows in a semi shady place it does not tolerate direct exposure. On the other hand, it needs regular watering from spring to summer.
The best thing for her is a soil rich in organic matter and with good drainage. Better if it is deep and extensive as it is a plant that needs space to spread.
Although it tolerates frost, it is best to take care of it. In addition, it is advisable to give him a late winter compost in order to improve flowering. Pruning should be in late autumn or early spring, that is, at the end of flowering to help its growth. In addition, it will be necessary to remove the flowers that wither in spring and summer in order to direct the energy of the plant to the developing areas.
Wisteria is a very attractive ornamental plant with vibrantly colored hanging flowers, but it is a toxic plant.