The blind wisteria

What’s (never) flowering at The Fuchsietum? Wisteria sinensis 'Kofuji' (‘Mekura Fuji').

This is a dwarf Chinese wisteria that remains a miniature. Truly miniature. Even the leaves are miniature and have a graceful fern-like effect. Mine is potted and still only four tall at the tallest staked point after four years.

The trouble with ‘Kofuji’ is that it will probably rarely, or even never, flower. The Japanese apparently know this rarity as the “blind wisteria” as it, well, never flowers. It is useful for bonsai, though.

I bought this rarity in a moment of blindness myself.

The Blind Wisteria