Saturday, May 7, 2016
Burford, The House, The Wisteria!
Burford House not far from Tenbury Wells in Shropshire was the home of the renowned nursery man & Clematis grower John Treasure. Back in the 80's he sent a photo of a large Wisteria covering one whole side of Burford House to Hilliers Nursery. He identified the plant as Wisteria sinensis but after some period of time it was decided the the plant was almost certainly a hybrid between W. sinensis & W. floribunda.
It was then introduced to the trade under the name for the house upon which it lived! 'Burford' takes a couple of extra years to reach flowering age but if you have the patience it's more than worth the wait for the fantastic flowering display that you will be rewarded with.
A few plants were sent to the US and we were lucky enough to get one. While we have grown a few of them off and on over the years we have now added this cultivar to our regular production schedule so you should start seeing a few more of them in coming years.