Wisteria 'Caroline'


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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous climber

Flower colour



Scented flowers



Skill level


photo by Richard Bloom, copyright GAP Photos (43749)

Plant details

Wisterias are one of the most spectacular types of climber. They make long-lived, vigorous plants which can be grown to cover a large area such as a house, allowed to scramble through a mature tree, or trained to create a free-standing shrub. 'Caroline' blooms from a relatively young age for this group of plants which generally take several years to establish. Its lilac-blue flowers have a wonderful fragrance and are freely produced.

Family: Papilionaceae

Genus: Wisteria

Cultivar: Caroline

Plant type: Deciduous climber

Flower colour: Lilac

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Scented flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 900cm

Spread: 400cm

Time to take cuttings: June to July

Reader reviews


When is the best time to plant a wisteria? We have just moved into a new home and are planning the garden from scratch. I have the most perfect wall for a wisteria but want to give it the best start in life.


I have a Wisteria (Frutescens I think) Amethyst Falls. It is in a pot as it was a gift last year and a suitable spot could not be found to plant it. It had two flowers in the spring and we are thinking of planting it by our old "stepped" chimney which is attached to the east wall (stone). Would it survive? It is a sheltered spot and spent the winter there, but I moved it in March to a south facing wall of our garage. Can you help, please? Many thanks. fiona10


I have a wisteria which is 4 years old now, it is in a large container and I would like to transfer it to the ground when is a good time to trnasfer it. all help welcome thank you


i have found that the right time to purchase a wisteria is about march. as you can then purchase one that you know is going to flower. otherwise you can wait for years only getting folliage.david


when is the best time to plant wistreia,as i had a plant before and i don,t now if it was in the wright place,my back garden is built on a building site and the soil is not bad,the plant that i had died,i would be greatful for any help.

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