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The charm of wisteria flowers

Wisteria is a plant that is grown in outdoor spaces that enriches them with charm, perfume and color. It is a plant with rich inflorescences in clusters that develop to form elegant cascades as the plant grows with its climbing branches. Originally from the East, wisteria boasts a very wide diffusion also in Europe, where for centuries it has been considered one of the most elegant and evocative ornamental plants. Given the rapid and extensive development, it is recommended for open environments and requires pruning that can keep its development under control. Wisteria, scientific name Wisteria, belongs to the Fabaceae family and contains less than ten varieties with different characteristics. Being a plant with a vast and rapid development, wisteria is widely used to cover pergolas, pylons, walls with a dense cascade of colorful flowers. the main cultivars spread in the world are three: Wisteria sinensis is native to China, with varieties of pink, white and purple flowers; Wisteria floribunda, with colors ranging from lilac to blue, native to Japan, and Wisteria frutescens, native to North America.

Meaning of wisteria in Europe


In Europe, wisteria has always been a symbol of friendship: it is the flower indicated to pay homage to a dear friend, to thank a person who was close to us in difficult times or simply to make one’s closeness felt. Giving wisteria flowers is a gesture of even greater impact if it is accompanied by a card or a small thought that can make the gift special and personalized. Just like friendship, wisteria grows and thrives by leaning gently on what is offered for support, while flowering is lasting just like the fruits of friendship. Giving wisteria saplings means giving something that over time can grow to large dimensions and decorate large spaces with elegance and kindness: also for this reason, wisteria is a perfect symbol of a feeling that, if properly cultivated, can grow out of all proportion, improving the life of those who receive it as a gift. It is not surprising, therefore, that wisteria boasts such a wide diffusion also in Europe and that it is a flower particularly appreciated for the gift even on the most formal and solemn occasions, to the point of adorning brides’ bouquets, representing the tenderness of the feeling that seals Union.

Wisteria in the East


Despite the vast diffusion and cultivation also in Europe, most of the currently widespread wisteria species are of oriental origin. It is interesting to note that even here the meaning in the language of flowers is almost the same: even in Japan, wisteria is a symbol of friendship and according to tradition it was used by emperors to give it as a gift during their travels and thus testify their own availability for dialogue and understanding. Even today, the flower represents tender friendship and availability. Another important meaning binds wisteria to oriental philosophies and culture: the method of growth of the plant, which develops in a spiral pattern around a support, symbolizes the conscience of man, who from interiority expands trying to reach a higher knowledge and awareness, for a long and continuous path. Even in the East, wisteria is particularly appreciated not only for the deep meanings that are linked to it, but also for its simple beauty, which makes wisteria one of the most common ornamental plants in outdoor spaces and exploited for decorations on days and days. most important events.

Wisteria: Curiosity


Wisteria is a plant that boasts an incredible development: if grown in the areas most favorable to it and in compliance with its needs, wisteria can amaze with truly record-breaking dimensions. This is the case of the largest wisteria in the world, which is located in California and is 115 years old. Supported by a large structure under which it is possible to stroll in the cool to admire the majesty of the plant and smell the delicate scent, the wisteria still rewards its admirers with an extremely abundant flowering. On the other hand, the record of the largest wisteria in Europe is Italian, which is located in the Cabiaglio castle of Varese and boasts 300 years of life behind it. Another particular feature is the one that allows you to distinguish at first glance the wisteria native to China, the Wisteria sinensis, from the Japanese one, the floribunda wisteria: the branches of the first wind from left to right, while the Japanese variety wind in the opposite direction. Usually, all creepers in the Northern hemisphere wind counterclockwise while those in the Southern hemisphere wind clockwise. This suggests that the origin of Japanese wisteria is sufficiently ancient to correspond to an era in which Japan was still part of the southern hemisphere: the migration, which took place in the order of a few centimeters a year, then led to this curious consequence. Northern hemisphere wind counterclockwise while those of the southern hemisphere wind clockwise. This suggests that the origin of Japanese wisteria is sufficiently ancient to correspond to an era in which Japan was still part of the southern hemisphere: the migration, which took place in the order of a few centimeters a year, then led to this curious consequence. Northern hemisphere wind counterclockwise while those of the southern hemisphere wind clockwise. This suggests that the origin of Japanese wisteria is sufficiently ancient to correspond to an era in which Japan was still part of the southern hemisphere: the migration, which took place in the order of a few centimeters a year, then led to this curious consequence.

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