Wisteria Brachybotrys Shiro Kapitan
Wisteria Brachybotrys ‘Shiro Kapitan’ is a specific cultivar of the Wisteria floribunda species, commonly known as Silky Wisteria. It’s a stunning, deciduous climbing vine celebrated for its long, pendulous clusters of fragrant, pea-like white flowers. The ‘Shiro Kapitan’ variety is particularly revered for its abundant and spectacular blossoms.
The plant is known for its vigorous growth, capable of reaching substantial heights if left unpruned, often climbing up walls, trellises, or other support structures. Its foliage consists of pinnate, green leaves that develop after the flowers, adding to its ornamental appeal.
The flowers bloom in spring to early summer, covering the vine in cascades of fragrant, snow-white blossoms, which attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. The clusters of flowers can be quite long, sometimes measuring over a foot in length, creating a stunning display.
For optimal growth, Wisteria floribunda ‘Shiro Kapitan’ prefers a sunny location with fertile, well-draining soil. Regular pruning is essential to maintain its shape, promote flowering, and control its growth.
This cultivar is a favourite among gardeners and landscaping enthusiasts due to its exquisite and abundant white blooms, making it a captivating addition to gardens, arbours, and pergolas, adding an element of elegance and charm to the landscape.
Name: Wisteria brachybotrys floribubda albiflora ‘Shiro-Kapitan’
Approx. Height and spread: 6m x up to 5m approx.
Position: Sun – light shade
Soil Ph: all
Moisture: Damp – well-drained soil
Hardiness: Frost hardy
Notes: Toxic – harmful if eaten.
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