Wisteria sinensis is the one spring flowering climber which needs mild weather to make it last in flower before the first flush of leaves appear, especially on the coast . With temperatures going to 31 C yesterday, the first leaves have appeared along with the flowers. The fragrance of the flowers is exceptional though and it is worth growing for that reason alone.
It does need constant attention in regards to pruning for to be grown at its best.
The most memorable Wisteria were grown by Peter Valder at Nooroo at Mt Wilson in New South Wales.