Monday, May 21, 2012

Wisteria floribunda 'Macrobotrys'

Probably the first cultivar of Asian Wisteria to reach the West, in fact this cultivar may have been the form that was first introduced to the West & first named W. multijuga in the 1870’s. These super long racemed forms have been documented & written about in Japan for over 400 years & go by many names. Whether they are all different or not is up for debate. Countless cultivars of Wisteria have been named since often with sexier names but few if any can hold a candle to a Macrobotrys in flower. This plant is about 25 years old & has been growing in a half Whiskey Barrel for the last 5 years.

And from the inside it looks like this!

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