Is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae (Leguminosae) that originated in China. Wisteria Sinensis climb their stems in anti-clockwise direction as all of those plant native from the southern hemisphere (Wisteria Floribunda native from Japan twist and wind round in a clockwise direction). The flowers are white, violet or blue, produced on 15-20 cm racemes before the leaves emerge in spring. The flowers on each raceme open simultaneously before the foliage has expanded and have a distinctive fragrance. All part of the plant contains a glycoside called wisterin which is toxic if ingested. Flora records indicate wisteria has been known to live up to 100years and even older. It’s long-life bestows the symbolic meaning of immortality and longevity to the wisteria.