Wisteria is best known for its stunning, long racemes of flowers produced in abundance in spring and early summer. The delicately fragrant flowers are displayed above pinnate, mid-green deciduous foliage and followed by velvety seed pods that add interest through the autumn as other plants are starting to fade. Wisteria looks best trained against a sunny house wall, or elegantly draped from a sturdy pergola or arch. It makes a great addition to a Japanese or cottage garden and is best planted near pathways, doorways or entrances to fully appreciate the beautiful scent. For smaller gardens, choose a less vigorous variety such as Wisteria 'Alba'. To ensure an excellent floral display, prune twice a year, once after the flowers have faded and once again in mid-winter.