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The fragrant, pea-like flowers of Chinese wisteria, Wisteria sinensis, open in early summer on bare stems. The species has lavender flowers but named varieties are available in shades of violet or white. It can be grown traditionally on the wall of a large house or allowed to scramble through a large tree. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
Grow Wisteria sinensis in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Like most wisterias, it's slow to become established and may take several years to start flowering. Alternatively, buy a grafted plant which will flower sooner than those grown on their own roots.