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Wisteria 'Prolific'

THE top variety for facades! 'Prolific' means "productive" in terms of flower formation... Flowers before the foliage emerges, which means that hardly any green colours are visible during the flowering period. The post-flowering period in summer is also vigorous. The somewhat pointed flower clusters are of medium length (20 cm, sometimes up to approx. 30 cm) and are only slightly slanted, hanging almost straight down. The individual flowers are pleasantly large. The foliage is long-lasting, but does not change colour in autumn. The variety is sold under various names (see below) and is very old. It came to England from Guangzhou / China in 1816. A specimen from that time is still in the Kew Botanical Gardens near London. 'Prolific' always twines to the right, i.e. "anti-clockwise". The scent varies in intensity. Seeds are poisonous.

For location, pruning, training, climbing aids, structural damage, etc., see "Asian" wisteria.

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(lat.: Wisteria sinensis 'Prolific', auch genannt 'Boskoop', 'Purpurea', 'Oosthoek`s Variety' und 'Consequa')

Wisteria sinensis
Wisteria sinensis
[Translate to Englisch:] Wisterie sinensis
[Translate to Englisch:] Wisteria sinensis

Frühling: Hauptblüte

One of the first offshoots of the blue rain plant introduced to England in 1816 developed into the "most magnificent blue rain" in the whole of Great Britain, growing to a width of 60 metres: Banbury, here around 1913. The plant still exists in this spot.
Old blue rain in spring bloom, Botanical Garden Halle an der Saale / Saxony-Anhalt
Flowering wisteria spans a lane on the Greek island of Crete.
Lush building greening with blue rain
Blue rain in full bloom

Sommer: Nachblüte

Die sommerlichen Blüten im Juni - August sind fast noch schöner, da etwas dunkler und damit brillanter.

Lush re-flowering of Wisteria "Prolific" - here in mid-July
Wisteria "Prolific" with repeat flowering, mid-July
Both of these blue vines are cultivated with strict pruning. The summer flowers are visible.
Balcony greening with ancient Wisteria

Herbst: KEINE Laubfärbung

"Prolific" trenn sich ungern von seinem Laub. Es bleibt also - oft bis in den Dezember - eine grüne Laubwand sichtbar, nach den ersten Frösten sehen die Blätter dann nicht mehr schön aus. Das ist dann ggf. schon die Zeit für den Winterschnitt, damit die Pflanze nicht mehrere Wochen "unordentlich" aussieht.